This title approaches the contemporary issues of bioethics within the context of Jewish tradition. A Guide to Jewish Practice: Bioethics thoughtfully surveys the field of bioethics from a Jewish perspective and addresses a number of hot-button issues. Is euthanasia ever permissible? How should we make decisions on behalf of an incapacitated patient? When is abortion a valid ethical choice? And ultimately, is it only the individual patient who is responsible for maintaining health, or should society assume some of the burden? The book also contains an essay that explores the implications of values-based decision making.