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Ethical Considerations in the Care of the Dying Elderly Patient
This paper looks at ethical issues in relation to care for dying patients. The author explores the differences facets of this issue including the role of a physician in terms of pressures on the physician and the examination of the physician's own sense of responsibility. The piece also looks at the role of the elderly patient's children from a religious-moral perspective where the author notes that according to Jewish law, children are responsible for the welfare of their parents. The author concludes by reasserting the different roles of the children, physician and the patients, and concluding that it is permissible to let a patient die in peace if certain factors are met.
Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service
Editor: Sherman, Sanford N.
Volume/Issue: Vol. 43/No. 2
Page Number(s): 138-142
Coverage: United States
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Pollak, George. Ethical Considerations in the Care of the Dying Elderly Patient. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Communal Service. Winter 1966: 138-142. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=4835
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