Kalsman Institute Co-sponsors Bioethics Symposium

Monday, June 25, 2012

The Kalsman Institute on Judaism and Health, a center at HUC-JIR’s Jack H. Skirball Campus in Los Angeles, recently co-sponsored the symposium, “Biomedical Ethics: Traditional Jewish Values Across the Continuum of Life,” during the 2012 Meeting for the Society for Jewish Ethics, held from January 4-8 in Washington, D.C.

While the annual meeting – run concurrently with those of the Society of Christian Ethics and the Society for the Study of Muslim Ethics – targeted ethics scholars, Kalsman officials were excited to offer a special bioethics symposium to physicians, nurses, social workers, rabbis, and chaplains, and lay people interested in looking at bioethics issues at the end-of-life through a Jewish lens. One hundred people attended the symposium, which offered continuing-education units for marriage and family therapists, social workers, and registered nurses.

Cick here for more information about the annual meeting.  Click here to learn more about the biomedical ethics symposium.

Click here to read "The downside of scientific breakthroughs" in the Washington Jewish Week.


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