Due to rapid advances in the medical field, existing books on Jewish medical ethics are quickly becoming outdated. Jewish Guide to Practical Medical Decision-Making seeks to remedy that by presenting the most contemporary medical information and rabbinic rulings in an accessible, user-friendly manner. Rabbi Weiner addresses a broad range of medical circumstances such as surrogacy and egg donation, assisted suicide, and end-of-life decision making. Based on his extensive training and practical familiarity inside a major hospital, Rabbi Weiner provides clear and concise guidance to facilitate complex decision-making for the most common medical dilemmas that arise in contemporary society.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
With a degree in bioethics and health policy, and a pending doctorate in clinical bioethics, Rabbi Jason Weiner serves as the senior rabbi and director of the Spiritual Care Department, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Rabbi Weiner is a board certified chaplain, currently serves as the president of the Board of Rabbis of Southern California and has been honored with Rabbinic Leadership Awards from the Orthodox Union and Chai Lifeline. He is a member of the Cedars-Sinai End of Life Committee, the Organ Donor Council, and the Bioethics Committee, for which he serves on the internal advisory board. Rabbi Weiner is also the rabbi of Knesset Israel Synagogue of Beverlywood, and frequently serves as a scholar-in-residence at conferences and synagogues throughout the U.S.