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ETHM 6009 Jewish Medical Ethics: The Patient-Physician Relationship (Fall/Spring)


Credits: 3

Course Description:

This course introduces the student to the various ethical issues that are discussed in the Jewish tradition regarding the patient-physician relationship. In particular, it is designed to help students appreciate the ways in which Jewish ethical values can influence the practice of medicine and the clinical encounter between doctors and patients. The course also attempts to make students more aware of the issues to be identified in clinical settings whereby the patients' and doctors' consideration of treatment options may be based on competing ethical values.