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Medicine & Morals

Medicine & Morals

JLI 2010 Fall Course (Fall 2010)

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UPCOMING JLI FALL SESSION: MEDICINE & MORALS

Your Jewish Guide Through Life's Tough Decisions 
~ 6 Tuesdays | October 19th  - November 23rd | 7:00 - 8:30 PM
~ 6 Wednesdays | October 20th - November 24th | 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Fee: $80 per person
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COURSE OVERVIEW

Modern medicine has brought us near miracles. It's also brought us some of the most difficult decisions we'll ever have to face.

Do you have a moral obligation to donate a kidney to a loved one? With today's biotechnology, can a child have more than two parents (and when is the child Jewish)? Is it right to hasten the death of a terminally ill patient in great pain?

At some point in our lives, many of us will have to deal with questions like these. What's right? What's wrong? And where can we turn for guidance? Fortunately for us all, the Torah and Talmud are not silent about such matters. And this course will show you what they have to say.

More intriguing than any fictional TV show, this course will prepare you for choices that you or a loved one may be called upon to make. It is also a fascinating exposure to little-discussed aspects of Judaism.


Lesson One: CHOICES, CHOICES: THE ETHICS OF PATIENT AUTONOMY 
Medical intervention may center on the patient. But at what point should others become involved? Should anyone be forced to receive treatment they don't want? Do people have the right to die? What is the role of prayer in comforting the sick? Case studies focus on the controversies.

Lesson Two: BECOMING A PARENT: THE ETHICS OF ASSISTED REPRODUCTION
Straight from today's news headlines, this session covers the choices that couples face. From designer babies to egg and sperm donation, from preventing genetic illness to surrogate motherhood, complex issues will be met head-on. Dicussions are sure to be spirited. 

Lesson Three: I HAVE A SECRET: THE ETHICS OF CONFIDENTIALITY
Who has the right to know what? Must a wife be told when her husband carries a communicable disease? Should children learn that their genes may mark them for devastating illness? Privacy is much talked about these days, but have you heard is discussed in terms of Jewish ethics?

Lesson Four: ALL KINDS OF MINDS: MENTAL DIFFERENCE IN JEWISH TRADITION 
Jewish law has long recognized mental illness as a disease. But this brings with it questions of moral responsiblility. This session explores how we can respect "different" people for their G‑d-given humanity, and even actively engage them in Jewish life - while still protecting the interests of the community.

Lesson Five: THE GIFT OF LIFE: THE ETHICS OF ORGAN DONATION
Medicine can save lives with organ donations, but what does Jewish law have to say about the whole idea? (Something of interest to everyone who has, or hasn't, checked the little box on their driver's license) Do we possess our bodies or are they the property of G‑d? Difficult questions are illuminated.

Lesson Six: ROLLING THE DICE: THE ETHICS OF MEDICAL EXPERIMENTATION
Once, there was no medicine. In the future, there may be no sickness. But right now we stand in the middle. When should someone try an experimental treatment? Should a patient endure pain and uncertainty for the knowledge it may provide future generations? From stem cell research onward, the session explores it all.

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