David VanDrunen’s helpful book on bioethics has a great section on Christian virtues. One of them is contentment, which has much to do with ethics in general but also bioethics more specifically. VanDrunen explains.
“The virtue of contentment is crucial for bioethics in large part because bioethical questions usually emerge as a result of dissatisfaction with our current state of affairs. Bioethics concerns things that we desire but lack (such as children or health) and concerns the difficult moral questions that arise from possible solutions. Given our discussion, the Christian’s first responsibility in such circumstances is to learn contentment in whatever condition she experiences (such as infertility or illness), accepting that God may not will to relieve her from it. Then, from this perspective of contentment, the Christian should consider morally permissible ways to remedy her condition. I would argue, moreover, that true contentment may significantly alter our perspective on the dilemmas we face and it may even persuade us, at times, that remaining in our undesired condition is the most ethically satisfying decision.”
The quote can be found on page 90 of Bioethics and the Christian Life by David VanDrunen.