JES 506 End-of-Life Counseling and Hospice Care

Faculty: Reb Simcha Raphael (Profile)


An in-depth exploration of Jewish perspectives on dying and the deathbed, and issues related to end-of-life and hospice care. Among the issues to be explored in this course included a pastoral psychology of dying; Jewish approaches to hospice; biomedical and traditional halachic perspectives around physician assisted death; ethical wills; living wills, etc. Students will be encouraged to integrate pastoral case studies with their learning process.

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