In January, Melton introduces a new course – Jewish Medical Ethics: A 21st Century Discussion.
Within the field of ethics, one of the most challenging frontiers is medical ethics. While contemporary medical knowledge preserves life, modern advances have raised moral and ethical dilemmas related to the sanctity and dignity of life – issues whose scope was unimaginable a generation ago.
Our new ten-lesson Melton course on Jewish medical ethics explores what Judaism has to say on a number of challenging issues, including human and animal cloning, surrogate motherhood and multiple parents, genetic identity, and assisted suicide/aid in dying.
Author Rabbi Dr. Elliot Dorff is a world-renowned expert on medical ethics and Professor of Jewish Philosophy at American Jewish University. He has written 13 books, including Matters of Life and Death: A Jewish Approach to Modern Medical Ethics.
Toni Sandler of Boca Raton, FL, dedicated this course in memory of her beloved sister, Julie Gail Berger.