Jewish and Secular Medical Ethics Share Themes but Diverge on Issues Such as Heroic Measures
Canadian Medical Association Journal. 1997 Nov 15; 157(10): 1415-1416.
An American expert on Jewish medical ethics explained the nuances of these rules during a recent address in Ottawa. Although Jewish and secular rules concerning medical ethics often coincide, they diverge in several important areas, including the subject of patient autonomy.
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