Duty and Healing: Foundations of a Jewish Bioethic

Routledge (1999)
Duty and Healing positions ethical issues commonly encountered in clinical situations within Jewish law. The concept of duty is significant in exploring bioethical issues, and this book presents an authentic and non-parochial Jewish approach to bioethics, while it includes critiques of both current secular and Jewish literatures. Among the issues the book explores are the role of family in medical decision-making, the question of informed consent as a personal religious duty, and the responsibilities of caretakers. The exploration of contemporary ethical problems in healthcare through the lens of traditional sources in Jewish law is an indispensable guide of moral knowledge.
Keywords Bioethics Judaism  Bioethics  Medical laws and legislation (Jewish law  Jewish ethics
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Call number BM538.H43.F74 1999
ISBN(s) 0415921791   9780415921794  
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