Biomedical Ethics and Jewish Law

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KTAV Publishing House, Inc., 2001 - Medical - 552 pages
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This book presents an in-depth ethical and religious analysis, from classic Jewish sources, of 38 important topics in modern medical practice. Subjects include contraception, artificial insemination, in vitro fertilization, surrogate motherhood, sex predetermination, abortion and pregnancy reduction, genetic screening, gene therapy, cloning, euthanasia, quality of life, death and dying, organ transplantation, autopsy, embalming and cremation, animal and human experimentation, scarce resource allocation, managed care, cosmetic surgery, the disabled, unconventional therapies. AIDS, smoking, physicians' fees, medical confidentiality, and much more. The book is an indispensable reference work for those interested in the Jewish view on these and other biomedical dilemmas in the twenty-first century.
 

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Contents

The Physicians License to Heal
5
The Patients Obligation to Seek Healing
13
Medical Confidentiality
21
Physicians Fees
29
Physicians Strikes
41
Gifts to Physicians from Drug Companies
51
The Best of Physicians is Destined for Gehenna
63
Priests Studying and Practicing Medicine
71
Research andor Training on the Newly Dead
303
Organ Transplantation
313
Pig Organs for Transplantation into Humans
335
Compensating Organ Donors
347
Skin Grafting and Skin Banks
355
Autopsy
367
Embalming and Cremation
389
General Issues
405

Visiting the Sick
85
A Jewish View
91
Contraception
111
Artificial Insemination
127
In Vitro Fertilization Surrogate Motherhood
150
Sex Preselection and Predetermination
165
Abortion
175
Pregnancy Reduction
197
Genetic Screening Genetic Therapy and Cloning
205
Quality and Sanctity of Life
223
Euthanasia
237
Rabbi Moshe Feinstein on the Treatment of
257
Suicide
271
Definition of Death
287
Human Experimentation
407
Animal Experimentation
413
The Allocation of Scarce Medical Resources
435
Smoking and Jewish Law
451
Dental Emergencies on the Sabbath
463
Unconventional Therapies
477
Pigeons as a Remedy Segulah for Jaundice
491
The Physically and Mentally Disabled
503
The Jewish View
513
Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery
531
Subject Index
539
Name Index
545
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