Resources by ZARRIETA
- Rabbi Charles Rudansky in Divine Prescription
Watch how Rabbi Charles Rudansky touched the lives of his hospice patients during their journey
- “Jewish Law (Halachah) and Medical Decision-Making,” AJAS Journal on Jewish Aging
- “Jewish Law (Halachah) and Medical Decision-Making,” AJAS Journal on Jewish Aging, Vol, 2m Number 1, Spring 2008
- Prolonging Life in the Shadow of Death: Where Halacha Guidelines and Medical Expertise Meet
“Prolonging Life in the Shadow of Death: Where Halacha Guidelines and Medical Expertise Meet,” The Jewish Observer, November 2007, written by Rabbi Jay Yaacov Schwartz, LMSW, Toby Weiss, MSOD, Paula Kim, MD, MPH, CHES and Rabbi Charles Rudansky
- To Hope: Hospice Care in Line with Jewish Tradition
“To Hope: Hospice Care in Line with Jewish Tradition,” (1/17/2014) by Rabbi Charles Rudansky, Director of Jewish Clinical Services at MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care
To Hope: Palliative and Hospice Care in Line with Jewish Tradition
By Rabbi Charles Rudansky
“Illness is the night side of life, a more onerous citizenship. Everyone who is born holds dual citizenship, in the kingdom of the well and in the kingdom of the sick.”
Susan Sontag, Illness as Metaphor
Those who enter the kingdom of the sick often feel isolated, uncertain and fearful – yet help is available to those who ask and who are open to a deep conversation about hope. As a Rabbi involved in palliative care and hospice, let me tell you how my end of the conversation goes.
First and foremost, I want to understand the person, not the “patient.” I want to hear the story of this person who has “traveled on this earth.” I want to know her strengths and vulnerabilities, his accomplishments and failures, their legacies and fulfillment.
The goal of both palliative care and hospice providers is to take a person “broken” by illness and make them “whole,” a human mind and soul that stays intact through illness, either to better health or, when that is not possible, to a dignified death. (more…)