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Sunday, December 8 • 1:15pm - 2:15pm
When the Doctor Says, 'There is Nothing More That I Can Do': What Does Our Tradition Teach Us About End-of-Life Care?

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Even when curative treatment is no longer possible, there is more that can be done--Jewishly, spiritually. Examining Jewish texts and a case history, we will discuss the difficult issues that arise at the end of life. How do palliative and hospice care differ? How can we relieve suffering? What is a "good death"? How do we make these difficult decisions and support these conversations in our communities?


Herman Blumberg

Herman J. Blumberg is Rabbinic Director, Hebrew Senior Life, Hospice Care. He is responsible for guiding the Jewish cultural and religious core of this new hospice organization. He provides spiritual and bereavement counseling as well as education in the Jewish community to better understand end-of life He is Rabbi Emeritus, Temple Shir Tikva, Wayland.

Sunday December 8, 2013 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Classroom 9

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