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Quality of life in Jewish bioethics

Author: Noʻam Zohar
Publisher: Lanham, MD : Lexington Books, ©2006.
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"This anthology of original essays by leading thinkers in the field gathers together in one place voices from diverse theological and practical commitments. Unlike other publications on Jewish bioethics, it adopts an explicitly pluralistic stance. The book addresses tension between the "quality of life" and the "sanctity of life" issues, and will be of interest to lay readers, graduate students of bioethics, and  Read more...
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Quality of life in Jewish bioethics.
Lanham, MD : Lexington Books, c2006
(OCoLC)606978931
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Noʻam Zohar
ISBN: 073911445X 9780739114452 0739114468 9780739114469
OCLC Number: 62078279
Description: xiv, 139 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction : the expanding goals of medicine and the quest for refocusing Jewish bioethics / Noam J. Zohar --
1. Understanding "quality of life" : does it have a role in medical decision-making? / Paul Root Wolpe --
2. Is enjoying life a good thing? : quality-of-life questions for Jewish normative discourse / Noam J. Zohar --
3. shomer --
qualities of mercy and quality of life : arguments from Jewish bioethics / Laurie Zoloth --
4. Do the qualities of story influence the quality of life? : some perspectives on the limitations and enhancements of narrative ethics / William Cutter --
5. place of hope in patient care : a review essay of Jerome Groopman's The anatomy of hope: how people prevail in the face of illness / Elliot N. Dorff --
6. Balancing parents' and children's quality of life : dilemmas in caregiving / Dayle A. Friedman --
7. Family obligations and caregivers' quality of life : thoughts from Halakhic sources / Deena Zimmerman --
8. Reflections on enhancement, authenticity, and aging / Thomas R. Cole and Robin Solomon --
9. theological and Halakhic legitimacy of medical therapy and enhancement / Mordechai Halperin --
10. Therapy and enhancement : Jewish values on the power and purpose of medicine / Louis E. Newman.
Responsibility: edited by Noam J. Zohar.
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"This anthology of original essays by leading thinkers in the field gathers together in one place voices from diverse theological and practical commitments. Unlike other publications on Jewish bioethics, it adopts an explicitly pluralistic stance. The book addresses tension between the "quality of life" and the "sanctity of life" issues, and will be of interest to lay readers, graduate students of bioethics, and rabbis."--BOOK JACKET.

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