Response to Medical Ethical Dilemmas

By Avram Israel Reisner

CLAL: the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, September 1, 1995

The author uses Jewish law to explain his points of view on the four biomedical ethical dilemmas presented in this issue of Sh'ma: that a fear of HIV must not outweigh a chance to treat it but mandating it is unethical; that medical professionals should continue to focus on the position of fetus to abort to reduce complication risks and that left over embryos should be destroyed if both parents do not consent to someone else using them; that denial of health insurance is not an ethical issue; and that a geneticist is not a rabbi and may not provide ethics counseling, but can speak to the mother privately about the evidence of infidelity.

Topic: Decision Making, Halakha, Morality, Jewish Law, Policy, Abortion, Ethics, Medical Care, Health and Healing, Fertility

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Cardin, Nina Beth

Volume/Issue: Vol.26/no.496

Page Number(s): 3-4

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Bibliographic Information:
Israel Reisner, Avram. Response to Medical Ethical Dilemmas. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. CLAL: the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership. 1 September 1995: 3-4.


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