Principles and concepts of brain death and organ donation: The Jewish perspective

Z. H. Rappaport, I. T. Rappaport

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Abstract

The harvesting of organs for transplantation is dependent on a stringent definition of brain death. Different societies have had to struggle with their cultural heritage, adapting their traditional attitudes to conform to the advances in medical science and the needs of the sick. In this article, the development of the concept of brain death as it applies to organ transplantation in Judaism is outlined. The ability of traditional Jewish values to address themselves to the challenges of modem medicine can serve as a basis for cultural cross-fertilization and comparison in modem societies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)381-383
Number of pages3
JournalChild's Nervous System
Volume14
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - 1998

Keywords

  • Brain death
  • Ethics
  • Judaism
  • Organ donation

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