A Jewish Approach to Ethical Issues in Brain Death and Organ Transplantation
Western civilization is firmly rooted in biblical ethics. The Judeo-biblical heritage of Christianity is still the major, primary source of moral and ethical standards by which we measure man and society. A review of these standards can serve to guide the medical practitioner, as well as society at large, through the complexities of the donor—recipient interactions when transplant surgery is considered.
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