This course will discuss the application of Jewish ethics and principles to issues relating to health and wellness in society. Ranging from the difficult problem of triage, choosing who to treat and who to let die in hospital wards, the course will also look at whether governments have obligations to legislate laws for the public wellbeing, e.g. compulsory vaccinations. It will also question whether a universal notion of ethics actually exists.
ETHICAL DILEMMAS | 01
Is right always right everywhere every time?
The quest for ethics and morality in a confused world
ETHICAL DILEMMAS | 02
Should humans decide who dies and who lives?
The challenge facing triage in hospitals
ETHICAL DILEMMAS | 03
The Torah’s approach to triage dilemmas
Jewish principles governing life-choosing
ETHICAL DILEMMAS | 04
Are there universal ethics governing humanity?
Natural Law, Positive Law, Modern Law, & Jewish Law
ETHICAL DILEMMAS | 05
Should the government protect us from ourselves?
The ethics of imposed vaccinations & health laws