The Medical Ethics Committee was formed in Montreal during January 2007. Headed up by Rabbi Yonasan Binyomin Weiss, this committee is available to doctors in various hospitals across Quebec, to assist patients and their relatives with any questions, which may arise, pertaining to treatment, & end of life issues.
Should anyone be in an unfortunate position with a loved one falling ill and a question to be raised, they may contact the office at (514) 739-6363 for assistance.
Protocol is currently being drawn up which will be formalized within the hospital system. Doctors and nurses at the various stations will be informed as to how to relate to a Jewish patient and the family at a time of need.
A new lecture series, conducted by Rabbi Weiss has commenced at the offices of the Jewish Community Council of Montreal. Every few weeks, Rabbi Weiss gives a shiur to various doctors in and around Montreal pertaining to various medical topics, whilst at the same time, raising Halachic issues which may arise.
Should you wish to order copies of these lectures, please email:email@example.com
VIDEORECORDINGS - JEWISH GENERAL HOSPITAL SEMINAR:
Building a Working Relationship between Physician, Family and Rabbi by Rabbi Benjamin Weiss - Sept. 1. 2010
Infertility: The Jewish Approach by Rabbi Benjamin Weiss - Sept. 1, 2010
MEDICAL LECTURE RECORDINGS
MEDICAL LECTURE TOPICS
Lecture 1: Medical Negligence \ Disclosure to Patient - CD Not Available
Lecture 2: Professional Confidentiality/ The Halachic Perspective
Lecture 3: Contraceptive Devices and Procedures / Halachic Perspectives
Lecture 4: Informed Consent / What are the limits
Lecture 5: Pain Management in Halacha
Lecture 6: Pre-Marital and Prenatal Genetic Disease Testing
Lecture 7: Jewish Approach to Preventive Medicine and Healthy Lifestyle
Lecture 8: Alternative Medicine / The Torah Approach. – CD Not Available
Lecture 9: End of Life Issues
Lecture 10: End of Life Issues Continued
Lecture 11: End of Life Issues Continued
Lecture 12: Gynecology and Obstetrics in Halacha
Lecture 13: Gynecology and Obstetrics in Halacha Continued. – CD Not Available
Lecture 14: Abortion: The 'Personhood' debate from a Jewish Perspective
Lecture 15: Abortion in Jewish Law: Fetal Indications for Induced Abortion.
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