Most bioethicists concern themselves with common law when considering the mores that inform practitioners operating in the framework of medical institutions. These questions are generally addressed from the perspective of secular ethics. Many Jewish physicians, however Contributors to this volume address medical issues such as organ transplantation, physician's fees, new reproductive technologies, informed consent, and medical confidentiality in the context of Jewish law. Jewish thought is presented as of great relevance to both the history of medical ethics and contemporary medico-legal issues. The volume concludes with a chronicle of Jewish Law in the State of Israel and a survey of recent literature.
Nine contributions on medico-legal issues explore such topics as concepts of autonomy in Jewish medical ethics, organ transplantation in Jewish law and lore, new reproductive technologies, ethical and Halakhic considerations on informed consent, legal and genetic parenthood, and the concept of medical confidentiality in Australian and Jewish law. Recent cases are chronicled of Jewish law in the state of Israel, and Kashrut and American constitutional law. Some 80 recent works of literature in the field are also reviewed in about a half-page each. No index. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Concepts of Autonomy in Jewish Medical Ethics
Medicine and Jewish Law in the Rabbinical Courts in Israel: Matters of Infertility
Jewish Law and Lore: The Case of Organ Transplantation
Informed Consent: Ethical and Halakhic Considerations
Legal Parenthood and Genetic Parenthood in Jewish Law
New Reproductive Technologies and Jewish Law
Answering to a Higher Authority: Kashrut and American Constitutional Law