"The late Benjamin Freedman's Duty and Healing" adds to his remarkable legacy and reminds us just how much we will miss his distinctive voice in bioethics. Laying the foundations for a Jewish approach to bioethics, and illustrating his arguments with numerous case "studies, Freedman shows how a model of duty offers a distinctive and illuminating perspective on ethics consultations, family decisions, informed consent, determinations of competence, and judgments about risk. I strongly recommend this book."
-James F. Childress, Kyle Professor of Religious Studies & Professor of Medical Education; Co-Director, Virginia Health Policy Center University of Virginia
"While Freedman's analysis is built solidly on Jewish principles, the resulting practical and theoretical construct reaches out beyond the confines of Judaism and embraces readers who do not necessarily share the author's religious ties. Freedman strongly believed that Judaism and other religious traditions provide a perspective missing, yet badly needed, in current bioethical discussion. His vision of a bioethics based on duties is one that will have broad appeal to those who have become increasingly uncomfortable with a bioethics based on a regime of rights."
--Theodore Fleischer "Perspectives inBiology and Medicine