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ETHM 6008 Jewish Medical Ethics: Questions Regarding Surgery (Fall/Spring)


Credits: 3

Course Description:

This course introduces the student to the various ethical issues that are discussed in the Jewish tradition regarding surgical procedures. In particular, it will discuss choices over whether to have surgery or not, the religious consequences that certain surgeries entail, how the Jewish tradition negotiates between the priority of saving lives and other religious demands, and the complex considerations regarding transplants.