Euthanasia: An Overview and the Jewish Perspective

  title={Euthanasia: An Overview and the Jewish Perspective},
  author={Benjamin Gesundheit and Avraham Steinberg and Shimon M. Glick and Reuven Or and Alan Jotkovitz},
  journal={Cancer Investigation},
  pages={621 - 629}
Background: End-of-life care poses fundamental ethical problems to clinicians. Defining euthanasia is a difficult and complex task, which causes confusion in its practical clinical application. Over the course of history, abuse of the term has led to medical atrocities. Familiarity with the relevant bioethical issues and the development of practical guidelines might improve clinical performance. Objective: To define philosophical concepts, to present historical events, to discuss the relevant… 

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