Organtransplantation und Todesfeststellung
Der Tod als Voraussetzung der Organspende?
Since the middle of the 20th century our ability to manage death has changed. The dying of a human being can be hastened, slowed or even forestalled. As a result we need to reconsider death as a prerequisite for organ donation and hence the brain death criterion. In Germany, the debate about that criterion has been going on for some months. The author outlines that debate and discusses problems arising from a new category of donors, the so-called non-heartbeating donors. He explains what consequences follow for the ethics of organ donation, especially for the notion of death as its prerequisite.Zum vollständigen Artikel | Artikel bestellen