Table of contents for Contemporary biomedical ethical issues and Jewish law / Fred Rosner.

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Introduction: Contemporary Biomedical Ethical Issues and 
Jewish Law vii 
I. THE BEGINNING OF LIFE 
1. Genetic Screening and Genetic Therapy 3 
2. The Ethical Use of Stem Cells 17 
3. Medical Research in Children 21 
4. Human Cloning 25 
5. Separating Siamese Twins 31 
6. The Treatment of Newborns with Ambiguous or 
Traumatized Genitalia 39 
II. Patients¿ Rights, Informed Consent, Confidentiality, and
Related Topics
7. Physicians¿ Fees in Jewish Law 47 
8. Medical Confidentiality and Patient Privacy 57 
9. Court-Ordered Medical and Surgical Interventions 63 
10. Informed Consent: Recent Developments 79 
11. Informing the Patient about a Fatal Disease: From 
Paternalism to Autonomy 85 
12. Medical Malpractice, Negligence, and Liability 
in Liability 93 
13. Problem Doctors: Is There a Solution? 103 
14. Patients¿ Rights and Caregivers¿ Rights 
(Physicians and Nurses) 105 
III. End of Life 
15. The Terri Schiavo Case in Jewish Law 115 
16. Death by Withdrawal of Nutrition and Hydration: 
Mercy or Murder?
117 
17. Hospice Care for the Terminally Ill:
Help or Hindrance?
125 
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18. Futile Care for the Terminally Ill: It May Be Legal, 
But Is It Ethical or Morally Justifiable? 129 
19. Human Research in Critically Ill Patients in an ICU or 
Emergency Room Setting 133 
20. Organ Transplantation and Jewish Law 137 
21. Payment for Organ Donors 141 
IV. Miscellaneous Topics 
22. Ethical Dilemmas of an Observant Jewish Physician 
Practicing in a Secular Society 151 
23. Managed Care: A Jewish View 163 
24. Therapeutic Efficacy of Laughter in Medicine 181 
25. Allocation or Misallocation of Limited 
Medical Resources 185 
26. Are the Courts Practicing Medicine? 191 
27. Smoking, Lung Cancer, and the Tobacco Industry: 
Ethical Considerations 193 
28. Bioterrorism: Are We Prepared? 197 
References 201 

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Medical laws and legislation (Jewish law).
Medical ethics -- Religious aspects -- Judaism.