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What are Jewish medical ethics? In our first class, we will lay the groundwork for our course as we compare and explore ethics from multiple perspectives, examine the four values of principlism, and discuss what we can do when society changes its mind on ...
An overview of the underlying issues
The field of medical ethics is a subject of great intrigue, particularly in light of new technologies, which present unprecedented ethical questions. Explore Torah true principles that help guide us in navigating these delicate issues.
Medical Ethics from a Talmudic Perspective
Rabbi Steinsaltz discusses the value of human life according to the Talmud, and investigates various ethical questions that arise from our understanding of this value.
Historic roots and current directions in bioethics
Leveling a critique at widely accepted principles of medical ethics, Professor Glick argues that medical ethics cannot be based only on biology or philosophy, but on the “sanctity of human life." (A Professor David Sevel Memorial Lecture)
A Jewish Perspective on Euthanasia
Based on case studies and personal experience, a Jewish clinician takes a practical look at the arguments both for and against euthanasia and how they square with the ethics of Torah.
Jewish medical ethics on the modern world.
It's time for a serious talk about life, death, health, medicine, and healing. The world, as we know it, is changing and progressing faster than ever before. And with all those developments and advancements come bigger and more complicated ethical questio...
A penetrating presentation on the ethical practice of medicine, ultimately addressing questions like: if G-d is the ultimate Healer, why are we permitted to heal, and is the practice of medicine a moral obligation? The entire lecture is ultimately based o...
Rabbi Steinsaltz continues the topic of how to prioritize lives that can be saved. He questions whether the concept of another's life taking precedence over one's own life is necessarily ethical. How would one decide between giving a heart transplant to a...
Rabbi Steinsaltz raises the difficult question of how to prioritize between lives when only a limited number of people can be saved. Who takes precedence over whom? May one life be sacrificed in order to save two lives?
Does one have a right to conscientiously object according to Judaism?
Examples from Tanakh, Jewish history and contemporary medical ethics.
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