Bioethics for clinicians: 22. Jewish bioethics.

@article{Goldsand2001BioethicsFC,
  title={Bioethics for clinicians: 22. Jewish bioethics.},
  author={Gary Goldsand and Zachary S. Rosenberg and Michael Q. Gordon},
  journal={CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association medicale canadienne},
  year={2001},
  volume={164 2},
  pages={
          219-22
        }
}
Jewish bioethics in the contemporary era emerges from the traditional practice of applying principles of Jewish law (Halacha) to ethical dilemmas. The Bible (written law) and the Talmud (oral law) are the foundational texts on which such deliberations are based. Interpretation of passages in these texts attempts to identify the duties of physicians, patients and families faced with difficult health care decisions. Although Jewish law is an integral consideration of religiously observant Jews… CONTINUE READING

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