this new 368-page
book from Rabbi Jason Weiner: Jewish Guide to Practical
Medical Decision Making.
Due to rapid advances in the medical field, existing books on Jewish medical
ethics are quickly becoming outdated.
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
1. Facilitating Shared Decision-Making
and Should Not Be Revealed
in Accordance with Jewish Law
2. How Much Treatment?
Appropriateness of Attempting Various Levels of Dangerous Medical Procedures
the Terminally Ill
4. At the End of Life
Nutrition/Hydration, and Defining �Terminal� in accordance with Jewish Law
Ventilator and Cessation of Dialysis and Cardiac Defibrillators at the End of
Suicide: Towards a Nuanced Approach
Prioritize in an Emergency According to Jewish Law
5. After Death
Issues in the Sale of Organs
6. Reproductive Questions
Artificial Insemination, IVF
that Arise upon the Birth of a Baby
Appendix:Stories from the Front Lines: Confronting Complex Ethical
Scenarios and Dilemmas