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Science, Halakhah, and Public Health Policy: The Definition of Death, Heart Transplants, Organ Donation, and the Allocation of Scarce Medical Resources

Daniel B. Sinclair

in Jewish Biomedical Law

Published in print October 2003 | ISBN: 9780198268277
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191683480 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198268277.003.0006
Science, Halakhah, and Public Health Policy: The Definition of Death, Heart Transplants, Organ Donation, and the Allocation of Scarce Medical Resources

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This chapter discusses the following topics: the definition of death, heart transplants, organ donations, the gap between the halakhah and modern organ transplant policy, and the rationing of scarce medical resources.

Keywords: death; heart transplants; organ donation; halakhah; organ transplant

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Subjects: Medical and Healthcare Law

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