Jewish Medical Ethics: End of Life Decision Making

May 14, 2020    
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Time: Thursdays, 7:00-8:30 pm

Dates: May 14 & 21

Teacher: Rabbi Lynn Liberman and a panel of doctors: Richard Heinrich, Steven Miles, Sheldon Berkowitz

Location: Online via Zoom (you will receive the link when you register)

Our tradition has grappled with issues of end of life decisions for centuries.  During the first session, we will explore a rich array of Jewish texts on the topic. In the second session, we will have the opportunity to engage with a panel of doctors about real and present issues in our lives today.

Registration: Register for this course using the form below.

Cost: Set your own fee from $0-$36.

Co-sponsored with Adath Jeshurun, Jewish Family Service, Shir Tikvah, and the St. Paul JCC.

Panel members:

  • Sheldon Berkowitz, Clinical Medical Director, Physician Advisor and member of the Ethics Committee, Children’s of Minnesota. President-elect of the Minnesota Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
  • Steven H. Miles is U of M Professor Emeritus of Medicine and Bioethics. He served as President of the American Society of Bioethics and Humanities and received its Distinguished Service and Lifetime Achievement Awards.
  • Richard Heinrich is a retired neurologist and psychiatrist, who specialized in hospice & palliative medicine.