Brain Death, Religious Freedom, and Public Policy: New Jersey's Landmark Legislative Initiative
Olick, Robert S.
Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal. 1991 Dec; 1(4): 275-288.
"Whole brain death" (neurological death) is well-established as a legal standard of death across the country. Recently, New Jersey became the first state to enact a statute recognizing a personal religious exemption (a conscience clause) protecting the rights of those who object to neurological death. The Act also mandates adoption through the regulatory process of uniform and up-to-date clinical criteria for determining neurological death.
Adoption; Advance Directives; Advisory Committees; Autonomy; Bioethics; Brain; Brain Death; Conscience; Cultural Pluralism; Death; Decision Making; Determination of Death; Ethics; Family Members; Freedom; Government; Government Regulation; Hospitals; Insurance; Jewish Ethics; Law; Legal Aspects; Legal Rights; Legislation; Life; Model Legislation; Organ Donation; Patients; Physicians; Policy Analysis; Prolongation of Life; Public Policy; Regulation; Religion; Resource Allocation; Rights; Standards; State Government; State Interest; Values;
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