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Technology, Medical Care and Human Dignity

The Issachar Fund develops, supports and runs programs exploring the theological and ethical tensions that emerge in the context of rapid change in technology and health care.  Modern technology and health care are about overcoming limits. Both promise unlimited mastery and abundance, and both presuppose certain values and promote certain ways of thinking. It's no surprise that many laypeople have an attitude of deep reverence for medical, technical and scientific authorities, and often embrace the latest advancements as unblemished goods for humanity and creation. New discoveries accompanied by such adulation have the potential to alter the very nature of social relationships and health care, raise questions for families, communities and societies around the world regarding how we think about human dignity, human personhood and human flourishing.