Recent advances in biomedical technology and therapeutic procedures have generated a moral crisis in modern medicine
The vast strides made in medical science and technology have created options which, only a few decades earlier,
would have been relegated to the realm of science fiction.
With the unfolding of new discoveries and techniques, the scientific and intellectual communities have developed a keen awareness of the ethical issues which arise out of manís enhanced ability to control his destiny.
In Contemporary Biomedical Ethical Issues and Jewish Law, Dr. Fred Rosner, a distinguished physician and an expert in medicine and Jewish law,
discusses the major ethical issues in 28 areas including: the beginning of life, patientís rights, informed consent, confidentiality, end of life and more
Written in non-technical language, this volume makes the subject accessible to both the lay and health professional reader.
About the Author
Fred Rosner, M.D., F.A.C.P. was Director of the Department of Medicine at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York and
an attending physician at Queens Hospital. He has published a wide range of articles on Judaism and medicine,
and is the author of Medicine in the Bible and the Talmud and Modern Medicine and Jewish Ethics