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Ist die Organspende bei Hirntoten noch zu retten?
The concept of brain death, which equates brain death with death of the human being, is rejected in non-medical community increasingly. Opponents of the concept do not consider brain-dead individuals dead and therefore disfavor organ transplantation. The article highlights the mayor philosophical argument for the maintenance of brain death concept. It argues that brain autolysis causes such a substantial change in the body so that the brain dead is no longer a mind-body-unity. However, the authors vote for an obligate additional diagnostic apparatus to secure tentative diagnoses and exclude misdiagnosis as far as possible.Zum vollständigen Artikel | Artikel bestellen