Judaism

Jewish law is compatible with the principles of palliative medicine and end-of-life care as they are currently practiced. Kinzbruner, BM. Jewish Medical Ethics and End-of-Life Care, J of Palliative Medicine, 7:4, 2004. (Orthodox Rabbi and MD)

Reform

The Cessation of Medical Treatment for Terminal Patients. Jewish tradition teaches that we achieve this compassion through two means: measures aimed at the relief of pain, and the cessation of unnecessary medical treatment for the terminally ill. On the Treatment of the Terminally Ill, CCAR RESPONSA, 5754.14

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