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Precedents for Hospice and Surrogate Decision-Making in Jewish Law

Precedents for Hospice and Surrogate Decision-Making in Jewish Law

Tradition 34:2, 2000, Rabbinical Council of America, pp. 40-57

  • Introduction to Hospice: History and Overview
  • Jewish Law and Medical Decision-Making
  • Issues and Responses: Rabbi David Feinstein
  • Patients’ Role in Requesting and Refusing Medical Treatment
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Coercion of Low-Risk/High-Benefit Treatment
  • Stages of Terminal Illness in Halacha
  • Surrogate Decision Making
  • Conclusion
Published inEnd-of-Life CareJewish Medical Ethics