Fluids and nutrition: perspectives from Jewish Law (Halachah).

  title={Fluids and nutrition: perspectives from Jewish Law (Halachah).},
  author={Fred Rosner and Neil Abramson},
  journal={Southern medical journal},
  volume={102 3},
PURPOSE The use of nutrition and hydration in the terminally ill had been considered normal supportive measures until recently. Currently, many institutions, health care personnel and family members hold that nutrition and hydration are extraordinary measures that may be terminated. METHODS A case is offered to discuss the ruling by traditional Jewish law (Halachah) on the issue of nutrition and hydration. RESULTS Judaism upholds the supreme sanctity of human life. Fluids and nutrition are… CONTINUE READING

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