Fifteen years in the making, this all-encompassing, meticulously researched work is a comprehensive encyclopedic, systematic, orderly and concise work. Encyclopedia of Jewish Medical Ethics includes a comparative analysis of the Jewish and general medical-ethical approach to relevant topics.
The Encyclopedia's 97 chapters cover such classic ethical topics as Abortion, Contraception, the Dying Patient, the Elderly, Medical Confidentiality, and the Sabbath. New ethical issues include AIDS, In-Vitro Fertilization, Human Cloning, Organ Transplant, and Smoking. With over 13,000 references, sources, and notes, the Encyclopedia of Jewish Medical Ethics is the first and only one of its kind.
The author, Dr. Avraham Steinberg, acclaimed both as a Senior Pediatric Neurologist and as a Clinical Associate Professor in Medical Ethics, is active in many medical and ethical societies in Israel and in the USA. He offers the historical, scientific, philosophical, and medical backgrounds that constitute the basis for Jewish legal deliberations and decisions.
This groundbreaking and outstanding work of scholarship is presented in a 3-volume gift boxed set. Written in layman's terms, it is informative, understandable, and an exceptional resource reference. The Encyclopedia of Jewish Medical Ethics is a classic that belongs in every medical, law, professional, school, community, rabbinic, and home library.