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Table of Contents 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 v fm.Rosner.qxd 12/12/06 2:43 PM Page vi vi TABLE OF CONTENTS 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.