Posts tagged "brain death"
“The Patient Body” is a monthly column by Ann Neumann about issues at the intersection of religion and medicine.
From The Lancet:
An intense debate has been rekindled in orthodox Jewish circles on whether brain-stem death is compatible with the definition of death by the Halacha—the collective body of Jewish law. Last week, the UK's Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks caused widespread consternation among physicians when he issued an edict stating that he and his...