Tuesday, March 15, 2011

We learn from everyone, in all fields of knowledge


In the following passage, Rav Waldenberg explains why a physician may discuss a patient's case with his students while on hospital rounds, without concern for the Torah's prohibition against talebearing:

"There is another reason [to permit this]. In every realm of knowledge, there exists the principle of, 'I have learned more from my students than from all others.' By explaining to them, and from the questions they ask, it is not rare for the physician to awaken to some new facet which will help in the patient's healing. Therefore, this does involve some benefit for the patient."

(Rav Eliezer Waldenberg, Tzitz Eliezer 13:81:2)

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