A Proposal to Improve Rabbinic Decision-Making for Serious Medical Problems [NOOK Book]

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This is an article form Hakirah vol. 11.
A rabbi is often consulted for advice by Jewish patients faced with a de-cision regarding medical treatments or operations that may pose serious health risks. Providing such advice carries a serious responsibility, and in order to optimize the likelihood of making the most appropriate decision possible, rabbis frequently consult with physicians to provide them with critical medical information. This paper discusses the potential role that...
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A Proposal to Improve Rabbinic Decision-Making for Serious Medical Problems

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Overview

This is an article form Hakirah vol. 11.
A rabbi is often consulted for advice by Jewish patients faced with a de-cision regarding medical treatments or operations that may pose serious health risks. Providing such advice carries a serious responsibility, and in order to optimize the likelihood of making the most appropriate decision possible, rabbis frequently consult with physicians to provide them with critical medical information. This paper discusses the potential role that an epidemiologist (a scientist and/or physician who studies the incidence, prevalence, spread, causes, prevention, and control of diseases in specified populations) might serve in addition to the rabbi’s medical consultant panel.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012394767
  • Publisher: Hakirah
  • Publication date: 3/21/2011
  • Series: Hakirah , #11
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 45 KB

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Brenda Breuer, PhD, MPH (correspondence ), is Director of Epidemiology in the Department of Pain Medicine and Palliative Care of Beth Israel Medical Center, and Associate Professor of Neurology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She has published extensively in peer-reviewed medical journals and has written a book chapter on the epidemiology of pain.

Fred Rosner, MD, MACP, is Professor of Medicine at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and Visiting Professor of Medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Rosner is an internationally renowned authority on Jewish medical ethics and the medical writings of Moses Maimonides, and has written and lectured extensively throughout the world.

Aaron E. Glatt, MD, FACP, FIDSA, FSHEA, is President and CEO of New Island Hospital, Assistant Rabbi at the Young Israel of Woodmere, and Professor of Medicine at New York Medical College. The author of two seforim, he has published extensively in peer-reviewed medical journals, and lectured extensively throughout the world on infectious diseases, medical ethics, and halackhic issues.
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