Conscience in Health Care: Navigating Tricky Terrain

Dear Friends,

Welcome to the third installment of Tanenbaum’s Health Care Insights series.

This month’s issue features a religiously motivated conscientious refusal involving attire in the health care workplace:

  • The Scenario: A Sikh physician wears a full beard due to his religious beliefs regarding uncut hair. This conflicts with the hospital’s policy regarding safety and hygiene.
  • Click here to learn about the religious context underlying the physician’s choice and how the hospital can find an alternative that can accommodate the physician’s requirements, while still ensuring patient safety.

For additional case studies from our medical school curriculum, click here. To learn more about the intersections of religion and health care, Tanenbaum’s full Medical Manual can be purchased here. (Contact us for discounted bulk and institutional purchase rates for the eBook version.)

In friendship,

Joyce S. Dubensky

Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur 2014

ShofarByChajmGuski copyNext month, approximately five million people across the United States will celebrate the high holy days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Many will need accommodations at work or at school.

This year, Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown on Wednesday September 24 and ends at sundown on Friday September 26. Yom Kippur begins at sundown on Friday October 3and continues until sundown on Saturday October 4.

What happens, and what can you expect, during these holidays – both of which are often regarded as the most important of all Jewish holidays? What other Jewish holidays will take place this fall and how might they affect the workplace?

Click here to learn more from Tanenbaum’s Fact Sheet.

In addition, companies interested in addressing workplace diversity and inclusion can click here to learn more about the two exciting events that our new partner, DiversityInc, will be hosting this fall.

Questions? Email or call 212.967.7707.