Illness as failure. Blaming patients

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Abstract

Caregivers easily see in illness the wages of sin, but the better Biblical guide is the model of God's loving, covenantal commitment to His people in spite of their recurring weaknesses. Although it is sometimes appropriate to warn patients that their habits jeopardize their health, to blame the patient when health is lost may be to fail to offer care precisely when it is most needed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7-11
Number of pages5
JournalThe Hastings Center report
Volume30
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 2000
Externally publishedYes

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Illness as failure. Blaming patients. / Gunderman, Richard.

In: The Hastings Center report, Vol. 30, No. 4, 07.2000, p. 7-11.

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