Responsibilities for the Provision of Health Care

By Elliot N. Dorff, Aaron L. Mackler

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), March 2003

The authors present their view of who is required to provide medical care for those in need according to Jewish law. They conclude that patients and family members, health care professionals, and national societies and their citizens all have areas and degrees of responsibility in providing the health care required by Jewish law and ethics. Only through effective and accessible health care, both preventive and curative, can we fulfill our fiduciary responsibility to God to safeguard our bodies.

Topic: Halakha, Jewish Law, Communal Responsibility, Medical Care, Jewish Text, Health and Healing, Public Policy

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.33/no.599

Page Number(s): 7-8

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Bibliographic Information:
Dorff, Elliot N. Mackler, Aaron L. Responsibilities for the Provision of Health Care. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). March 2003: 7-8.


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