Religion, Bioethics and Health Law in Israel

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Summary: 1. Introduction. 2. Global Bioethics and Universal Principles. 3. Between God-based Ethics and Value-based Ethical Pluralism. 4. The Significance of Religious Narratives in Expanding the Ethical Discourse. 4.1 Utilizing religious sources for discussion and study of “secular” ethics. 4.2 Dialog between communities: “translating” religious terminology into philosophical terminology. 5. The Connection between Political positions (and degree of religiosity?) and Fundamental Ethical Values. 6. Religion and Health Legislation in Israel. 6.1 “Freedom of Conscience” in health legislation. 6.2 Religious leaders on health law statutory committees. 7. Examples of the Gap between the Fundamental Ethical Values and the Influence thereof on the Political Discourse Surrounding Health Law in Israel. 7.1 Abortion as per the criminal code. 7.2 Informed consent to abortion. 7.3 Determining the moment of death. 7.4 Continued connection to machines/treatment after being declared brain dead. 8. Respecting Cultural Variance (or: does a moral view that is defined as “religious” warrant greater defense than a moral view that is not?). 9. Summary: Looking toward the (Common?) Future.
Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationHealth Law
Subtitle of host publicationA book in honor of Prof. Guilherme de Oliveira
EditorsAndre Pereira, Carla Barbosa
Place of PublicationPortugal
PublisherCentro Direito Biomedico
Number of pages24
ISBN (Print)978-972-40-6534-2
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2016


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