Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Join us for Lesson Three: Rolling The Dice

Dear Student,

The history of medicine is filled with tales of quacks who had nothing to sell but hype and hope. People who are desperate enough figure they have nothing to lose, and are often willing to try almost anything.

But in fact, they do have something to lose. Often, they lose the chance to find closure, to make amends, to tie up loose ends, to die on their own terms. And so risky and experimental treatments need to be governed by certain rules.

What does Judaism have to say about risky and experimental treatments? When are they justified? When are they simply irresponsible?

Join us for Lesson Three of Medicine and Morals as we study the ethics of rolling the dice on life.

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