Quality of Life in Jewish Bioethics

Quality of Life in Jewish Bioethics

by Noam J. Zohar
     
 

ISBN-10: 073911445X

ISBN-13: 9780739114452

Pub. Date: 03/20/2006

Publisher: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc

This anthology of original essays by leading thinkers in the field gathers together in one place voices from diverse theological and practical commitments. Unlike other publications on Jewish bioethics, it adopts an explicitly pluralistic stance. The book addresses tension between the 'quality of life' and the 'sanctity of life' issues, and will be of interest to

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This anthology of original essays by leading thinkers in the field gathers together in one place voices from diverse theological and practical commitments. Unlike other publications on Jewish bioethics, it adopts an explicitly pluralistic stance. The book addresses tension between the 'quality of life' and the 'sanctity of life' issues, and will be of interest to lay readers, graduate students of bioethics, and rabbis.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739114452
Publisher:
The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
Publication date:
03/20/2006
Pages:
154
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : the expanding goals of medicine and the quest for refocusing Jewish bioethics1
1Understanding "quality of life" : does it have a role in medical decision-making?11
2Is enjoying life a good thing? : quality-of-life questions for Jewish normative discourse19
3The shomer - qualities of mercy and quality of life : arguments from Jewish bioethics33
4Do the qualities of story influence the quality of life? : some perspectives on the limitations and enhancements of narrative ethics55
5The place of hope in patient care : a review essay of Jerome Groopman's The anatomy of hope: how people prevail in the face of illness67
6Balancing parents' and children's quality of life : dilemmas in caregiving77
7Family obligations and caregivers' quality of life : thoughts from Halakhic sources89
8Reflections on enhancement, authenticity, and aging99
9The theological and Halakhic legitimacy of medical therapy and enhancement113
10Therapy and enhancement : Jewish values on the power and purpose of medicine121

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