Medical Ethics

Seminars, workshops and medical rounds will address topics from among the following:

Emergency Care

  • Allocating Scarce Medical Resources

Genetic Engineering

  • Stem Cell Research and Cloning
  • Genetic Screening

Medical Experimentation

  • Human Experimentation
  • Animal Experimentation
  • Prescribing Experimental Drugs

The Ethics of Managed Care

  • Navigating HMO’s

When Physician Meets Patient

  • The Rapport with Patients: How Attached Do We Become?
  • Patient Autonomy
  • Diagnosing and Reporting Child Abuse
  • Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Disclosure to Patients
  • Visiting the Sick
  • Medical Malpractice

When Life Ebbs

  • Caring for the Terminally Ill
  • Euthanasia: Kevorkian and the Right to Die
  • Prolonging Life & the Quality of Life
  • Withholding Medical Treatment
  • Determining the Time of Death
  • Suicide

Ethical Issues in Applied Medicine

  • Organ Transplants
  • Treating Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Managing AIDS Patients
  • Alternative Medicine and When to Prescribe

Psychiatry and Health Psychology

  • Stress and Trauma
  • Competency and Behavior Modification
  • Self Control and Temptations

Fertility & Birth Control

  • Surrogate Motherhood
  • Abortion

Jewish Thought

Classes and seminars will be selected from among the following…

Tours & Hiking

Tours and hikes will be selected from the following National Parks, museums and historic and archeological sites…


The faculty includes world-renowned medical ethicists and scholars of contemporary Jewish law and philosophy…