Correspondence Medical ethics in Israel

I am soon to become a medical resident and a bioethics scholar in Israel. I thus wish to respond to an Essay recently published in The Lancet by Alan B Jotkowitz and colleagues (June 24, p 2584)1 that seeks to “explore how a multicultural, modern society steeped in monotheistic tradition has navigated through most of these conflicts to create a mostly satisfactory and pragmatic consensus on contemporary bioethical dilemmas.” If the claims made by the authors do represent a consensus, then it is a pain fully unsatisfactory one.
Source: LANCET - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

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