Jewish Values in Health and Medicine

Jewish Values in Health and Medicine

by Levi Meier
     
 

ISBN-10: 0819181730

ISBN-13: 9780819181732

Pub. Date: 04/15/1991

Publisher: University Press of America

This book integrates the foundations of the values of the Jewish heritage with the actual experiences of patients. Through clinical guidelines and anecdotes, the reader will gain insight into complex issues involving life, death, pain, suffering, illness and health as they affect patients, health care providers and family members. The book discusses contemporary…  See more details below

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This book integrates the foundations of the values of the Jewish heritage with the actual experiences of patients. Through clinical guidelines and anecdotes, the reader will gain insight into complex issues involving life, death, pain, suffering, illness and health as they affect patients, health care providers and family members. The book discusses contemporary issues such as AIDS, hospice and Baby M based on the value system of the Jewish heritage. It is unique in that it combines the personal reflections of patients with expert discussions of psychological and medical aspects of these issues. Includes a contribution by the winner of the 1991 Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780819181732
Publisher:
University Press of America
Publication date:
04/15/1991
Pages:
220
Product dimensions:
6.46(w) x 9.08(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
About the Max Martin Salick Lectureship
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Foreword
Pt. IPatients' Experiences
1Recollection of the Heart--A Personal Memoir3
2Growing Sick: Thoughts on Months as a Heart Patient, Years as a Rabbi29
3The Doctor in the Patient: The Patient in the Doctor; Coronary Connections: From a Hospital, Some Secrets of the Heart Revealed41
Pt. IIThe Foundations of Medical Ethics
4Three Cardinal Principles of Jewish Medical Ethics59
5On Being a Jewish Physician67
6A Concept of Ethics73
7Human Dignity as Reflected in the Physician-Patient Relationship: A Philosophical Jewish Perspective81
8The Patient-Physician Relationship: Responsibilities and Limitations95
9The Jewish Way in Dying: The Jewish Component in Hospice Care113
Pt. IIIClinical Issues
10Ethical Dilemmas in Medical Practice129
11Care of the Terminally Ill--Physicians' Issues; Care of the Terminally Ill--Patients' Issues141
12The Case of Baby M163
13AIDS: Jewish Perspectives171
14Reflections on the Patient's Questions: Why Me? Why Now?185
Selected English Bibliography on Jewish Medical Ethics195
Index197
About the Editor201

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