Medical Ethics: Community and Individual

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Jul 15, 2015
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Venue: YU Torah MiTzion Beit Midrash Zichron Dov YU Torah MiTzion Beit Midrash Zichron Dov

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References: Gittin: 45a 

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Is an individual expected to sacrifice for the community? Is there a higher value than the physical survival of the community? Practical cases include Quarantine, Compelling healthcare workers to treat patients during an epidemic, and Triage in distributing medicine. This class was for people with limited background in Jewish text study.

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