Representatives from Lutheran Hospice's Gesher Program, along with local rabbis and physicians, will discuss the differences between Jewish medical ethics and secular ethics and how they affect medical decisions on a daily basis. The seminar will be held from 3 to 5 p.m., Sept. 11 at Synagogue Emanu-El, 5 Windsor Drive. Some of the questions discussed will be: "When is someone terminal according to Halacha?" and "How does the patient/doctor relationship differ according to Jewish medical ethics?"
Panelists for the seminar include MUSC's Jacobo Mintzer, M.D., and Sewell Kahn, M.D.. The moderator will be Jerome Kurent, M.D., MUSC Department of Neurosciences. Kurent and Kahn also are on MUSC's ethics committee.
For information, call Sandra Slavin or Stephanie Bowden at 856-4735.