Genetic screening and genetic therapy The ethical use of stem cells Medical research in children Human cloning Separating Siamese twins The treatment of newborns with ambiguous or traumatized genitalia Physicians' fees in Jewish law Medical confidentiality and patient privacy Court-ordered medical and surgical interventions Informed consent: recent developments Informing the patient about a fatal disease: from paternalism to autonomy Medical malpractice, negligence, and liability in liability Problem doctors: is there a solution? Patients' rights and caregivers' rights (physicians and nurses) The Terri Schiavo case in Jewish law Death by withdrawal of nutrition and hydration: mercy or murder? Hospice care for the terminally ill: help or hindrance? Futile care for the terminally ill: it may be legal, but is it ethical or morally justifiable? Human research in critically ill patients in an ICU or emergency room setting Organ transplantation and Jewish law Payment for organ donors Ethical dilemmas of an observant Jewish physician practicing in a secular society Managed care : a Jewish view Therapeutic efficacy of laughter in medicine Allocation or misallocation of limited medical resources Are the courts practicing medicine? Smoking, lung cancer, and the tobacco industry : ethical considerations Bioterrorism : are we prepared?.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 201-228) and index.