A Jewish Approach to Ethical Issues in Brain Death and Organ Transplantation

  • Rabbi Moshe Tendler


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.


Brain Death Apnea Testing Patient Brain Dead Brain Dead Brain Death Determination 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rabbi Moshe Tendler
    • 1
  1. 1.Yeshiva UniversityNew YorkUSA

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