Manual of Catholic Medical Ethics – Chapter IV

on-line edition as of 2023 edited by Willem J. cardinal Eijk, MD PhD STL, Lambert J.M. Hendriks, PhD STD and prof FransJ. van Ittersum, MD PhD MSc

Ⓒ Katholieke Stichting Medische Ethiek 2014 - 2024

IV.1 Diagnostics, prevention, therapy and rehabilitation


  1. How are medical decisions taken?
  2. The acceptance of the burden, pain and discomfort of diagnostic procedures and of preventive and curative treatments
  3. The acceptability of side-effects and complications of diagnostic procedures, and of preventive and curative treatments
  4. Diagnostics of possible ailments and of predisposition for illnesses
  5. Preventive medicine