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dc.creatorBagheri, A.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-08T23:22:04Zen
dc.date.available2016-01-08T23:22:04Zen
dc.date.created2007-03en
dc.date.issued2007-03en
dc.identifierdoi:10.1136/jme.2006.016014en
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationJournal of Medical Ethics 2007 March; 33(3): 146-149en
dc.identifier.urihttp://worldcatlibraries.org/registry/gateway?version=1.0&url_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:journal&atitle=Individual+choice+in+the+definition+of+death&title=Journal+of+Medical+Ethics+&volume=33&issue=3&date=2007-03&au=Bagheri,+A.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1136/jme.2006.016014en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10822/966099en
dc.description.abstractWhile there are numerous doubts, controversies and lack of consensus on alternative definitions of human death, it is argued that it is more ethical to allow people to choose either cessation of cardio-respiratory function or loss of entire brain function as the definition of death based on their own views. This paper presents the law of organ transplantation in Japan, which allows people to decide whether brain death can be used to determine their death in agreement with their family. Arguably, Japan could become a unique example of individual choice in the definition of death if the law is revised to allow individuals choose definition of death independently of their family. It suggests that such an approach is one of the reasonable policy options a country can adopt for legislation on issues related to the definition of death.en
dc.formatArticleen
dc.languageenen
dc.sourceeweb:304979en
dc.subjectBrainen
dc.subjectBrain Deathen
dc.subjectConsensusen
dc.subjectDeathen
dc.subjectLawen
dc.subjectLegislationen
dc.subjectOrgan Transplantationen
dc.subjectTransplantationen
dc.subject.classificationPhilosophical Ethicsen
dc.subject.classificationDonation / Procurement of Organs and Tissuesen
dc.subject.classificationDefinition of Deathen
dc.titleIndividual Choice in the Definition of Deathen
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