May One Refuse Medical Treatment?

By J. David Bleich

Eugene Borowitz, December 11, 1992

The author argues that Jewish law does not permit a patient to refuse medical treatment, unless that treatment is hazardous. Other exceptions are also acknowledged and discussed, such as moribund patients.

Topic: Decision Making, Halakha, Jewish Law, Autonomy, Medical Care, Jewish Thought

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

Editor: Borowitz, Eugene B.

Volume/Issue: Vol.23/no.443

Page Number(s): 17-19, 21

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Bibliographic Information:
Bleich, J. David. May One Refuse Medical Treatment?. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Eugene Borowitz. 11 December 1992: 17-19, 21. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=9077


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