Duty and Healing: Foundations of a Jewish Bioethic

Duty and Healing: Foundations of a Jewish Bioethic

by Benjamin Freedman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415921805

ISBN-13: 9780415921800

Pub. Date: 05/12/1999

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Duty and Healing positions ethical issues commonly encountered in clinical situations within Jewish law. The concept of duty is significant in exploring bioethical issues, and this book presents an authentic and non-parochial Jewish approach to bioethics, while it

includes critiques of both current secular and Jewish literatures.

Among the issues the book

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Duty and Healing positions ethical issues commonly encountered in clinical situations within Jewish law. The concept of duty is significant in exploring bioethical issues, and this book presents an authentic and non-parochial Jewish approach to bioethics, while it

includes critiques of both current secular and Jewish literatures.

Among the issues the book explores are the role of family in medical decision-making, the question of informed consent as a personal religious duty, and the responsibilities of caretakers. The exploration of

contemporary ethical problems in healthcare through the lens of traditional sources in Jewish law is an indispensable guide of moral knowledge.

<%INTRODUCTION%> Goals and Framework

PROLOGUE: Duty and Clinical Ethics Consultations from a Jewish Viewpoint

SECTION 1. FAMILY: The Role of the Family in Medical Decision Making for Incompetent

Persons

SECTION 2. CONSENT: "The Reasonable Caretaker" and the Obligation to Consent

SECTION 3. COMPETENCY: Jewish Sources and the General Theory of Competency

SECTION 4. RISK: Principles of Judgement in Health Care Decisions

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provide a fuller understanding, by placing the questions raised within a global and even cosmic context.' " --David Novak, University of Toronto (ONT)

studies, Freedman shows how a model of duty offers a distinctive and illuminating perspective on ethics consultations, family decisions, informed consent, determinations of competence, and judgments about risk. I strongly recommend this book (James F. Childress, Kyle Professor of

Religious Studies & Professor of Medical Education; Co-Director, Virginia Health Policy Center University of Virginia)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415921800
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/12/1999
Series:
Reflective Bioethics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

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