Legal Status of Brain Death in Japan: Why Many Japanese Do Not Accept "Brain Death" as a Definition of Death
Bioethics. 1993 Apr; 7(2/3): 234-238.
Several speculations on the reasoning for the lack of performance of organ transplants from brain-dead donors in Japan for the last 8 months since the official acceptance of the recent Final Report will be presented. Such obstinate reluctance shown by the Japanese population against organ transplantation from brain-dead donors is certainly an unusual situation. There must be definitely some serious reasons underlying it. No one seems, however, to be able to pinpoint them, although there have been several speculations. The main purpose of my paper today concerns "Why many Japanese do not accept 'brain death' as a definition of death of a person".
Advisory Committees; Attitudes; Brain; Brain Death; Cadavers; Death; Determination of Death; Donors; Ethics; Ethics Committees; Family Members; Legal Aspects; Legal Liability; Legislation; Liability; Organ Donation; Organ Transplantation; Physicians; Public Opinion; Public Participation; Public Policy; Standards; Transplantation;
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