מספר מזהה: 7158

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Holding a dying baby

שאלה:

It is customary here that the parents hold the child either before or after the endotracheal tube is removed.  I know the Halacha is that one is forbidden to move a Goses.  The approach in the United States is that it is considered kind and humane to allow the parents to hold the child during the dying process.  Is there any way that I could give the order to the non-Jewish nurses to move the baby either into the parents arms are back to the crib after the ventilator is disconnected?

תשובה:

1. See: Halakhic Guidelines for Physicians in Intensive Care Units, JME Book Vol. II, pp.376-378 (2006)
; JME 4,1 pp.5-6 (2001)
2. In the above case, you may allow the parents to hold the child during the dying process.