Response to Medical Ethical Dilemmas

By Zahara Davidowitz-Farkas, Joseph J. Fins

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

The authors use Jewish law to support their assertions on the cases presented in this issue of Sh'ma: educating women (without forcing them to take the treatment) is acceptable; it is necessary to educate about the risk of multiple fetuses and the potential need to abort before beginning fertility drugs as well as discuss what to do with left over embryos before beginning in vitro fertilization; while denial of insurance is not unethical it can be discriminatory; and genetic test results should only be involved in a much larger response after their life situation is understood.

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

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

Editor: Cardin, Nina Beth

Volume/Issue: Vol.26/no.496

Page Number(s): 4-6

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Davidowitz-Farkas, Zahara. Fins, Joseph J. Response to Medical Ethical Dilemmas. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. CLAL: the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership. 1 September 1995: 4-6.


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