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VIA ZOOM: A Panel Discussion on Medical Ethics: Rationing of Limited Resources During COVID-19 Pandemic

Sunday, July 12, 2020 20 Tammuz 5780

10:00 AM - 11:30 AMPlease register below and the Zoom link will be sent to you in an email

The COVID-19 virus has posed special dilemmas of medical ethics, relating to issues that have been much explored in the field of Jewish medical ethics. 

Join us as three physicians in our congregation, Drs. George Kent, Steve Jackson and Jeff Young, share their perspectives based on their respective work in their fields and the special challenges they have encountered.

GEORGE KENT - Family Medicine Specialist at Stanford Healthcare in San Jose with over 40 years of experience in the medical field. He is affiliated with O'Connor Hospital and Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. He received degrees from Stanford University and from Case Western Reserve University. He was Adjunct Clinical Professor at Stanford University, and Faculty Physician in the Stanford-O'Connor Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program. 

STEVE JACKSON - Retired critical care physician and anesthesiologist. Chair of Good Samaritan Hospital bioethics committee for three decades. Chair of local and national bioethics committees. Editor of medical ethics textbook and author of multiple chapters and articles on bioethics.

JEFF YOUNG - Dr. Jeffry Young was Affiliated Clinical Professor of Medicine at Stanford University and Chief of the Division of Nephrology and Medical Director of the Chronic Dialysis Unit at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose . Prior to that he was Medical Director of the Home Parenteral Nutrition Program at the University of Washington. At the University of Washington he trained and subsequently served under Dr. Belding Scribner, who was the initiator of chronic maintenance hemodialysis. He will be speaking about the history of the so-called "G-d Committee" that decided who could get dialysis.


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