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Episode 47: Medical Ethics II – Autonomy and End of Life Decisions

by Rabbi Dov Linzer (Posted on January 14, 2024)

If a person is dying of a terminal illness and is suffering, must a doctor intervene to extend the life for a short time or can the person be allowed to die? And what is the role of patient choice in such a case? Rabbi Moshe Feinstein comes down strongly on the side of allowing a death to take place, and yet at other times he prioritizes the principle of saving a life. Find out more in our latest episode of Iggros Moshe A to Z, now live.