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 tor transplantation is dependent on a stringent definition of brain death. Different societies have had to struggle with their cultural heritage, adapting it to conform to the advances in medical science and the need 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 modern medicine can serve as a basis for cultural cross-fertilization and comparison in modern societies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-63
Number of pages3
JournalActa Neurochirurgica, Supplement
Volume1999
Issue numberSUPPL. 74
DOIs
StatePublished - 1999

Keywords

  • Brain death
  • Ethics
  • Judaism
  • Organ donation

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