Involuntary Confinement for Tuberculosis Control: The Jewish View
Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine. 1996 Jan; 63(1): 44-48.
Patients with active tuberculosis who are noncompliant with their prescribed medical treatment program pose a serious hazard to others as well as to themselves. If directly observed therapy cannot be implemented, involuntary confinement of such patients is ethically justified in both secular and Jewish law. This discussion of the Jewish view on this issue is drawn from classical, biblical, talmudic, and rabbinic sources.
Coercion; Common Good; Communicable Diseases; Ethics; Future Generations; Health; Health Facilities; Incentives; Jewish Ethics; Law; Life; Moral Obligations; Obligations of Society; Obligations to Society; Patient Compliance; Patients; Public Health; Punishment; Quarantine; Rights; Socioeconomic Factors; Tuberculosis; Value of Life;
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