Advanced Illness and Orthodox Jewish Law: Approaches to Communication and Medical Decision Making

Nov 1, 2013
Interactions between Orthodox Jewish patients at the end of life and medical practitioners are frequently difficult. Orthodox Jewish law places a great emphasis on extending life, and many Orthodox Jews assume - sometimes incorrectly - that they must pursue aggressive care under all circumstances according to Jewish law.
  • Orthodox Jewish law places a great emphasis on extending life, and many Orthodox Jews, sometimes incorrectly assume they must pursue aggressive treatment in all circumstances according to Jewish law.
Linked Data show/hide