Year: 1993 Source: Death Studies, v.17, no.3, (May-June 1993), p.267-276 SIEC No: 19930913

This article compares and contrasts the modern American secular emphasis on individual rights and autonomous decision-making in the right to die context with the traditional emphasis on obligation to others and to God found in Orthodox Judaism. The approach of Conservative and Reform Judaism to decision-making about life sustaining medical treatments also is explicated. (33 refs.)