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"Death with a Kiss"

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"Death with a Kiss"

Rabbi Steinsaltz discusses the question of whether we may terminate the life of a suffering, dying patient in order to relieve him of his pain. He states that we must attempt to save life even when there is great uncertainty that there is a life to be saved and when we would likely only succeed in prolonging life by one minute. The Rabbi concludes by introducing the Talmudic concept of "Death with a Kiss."
Euthanasia; "Quality of Life", Health, Illness and Healing, Medicine, Medical Ethics

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