Jewish Ritual, Reality and Response at the End of Life: A Guide to Caring for Jewish Patients and Their Families

by Mark A. Popovsky

May 1, 2007
This is a guide for healthcare professionals, chaplains, social workers, funeral directors, family caregivers and others caring for Jewish patients and their families through illness, death and bereavement. Its mission is to introduce the reader to core Jewish concepts surrounding end-of-life care and to provide practical suggestions for responding to sometimes complicated situations in which the clinical, religious and cultural are entwined. The guide introduces the reader to Jewish beliefs and practices regarding illness, death and loss.
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