Traduction en anglais : Organtransplantation and human dignity.
Modern medicine has succeeded in achieving enormous technical developments.
One recent highlight has been the introduction of post-mortem organ transplantation.
At the same time, serious objections have been raised concerning the radical changes in the cultural conception of the inviolable body.
One major objection arises from the conflict of considering a brain-dead person as dead.
The presence of brain death is a prerequisite for post-mortem organ donation, because only during this phase of dying does the individual quality as dead while the organs, other than the brain, remain viable.
The objection implies scepticism as to the physician's ability to distinguish a dead from a living person.
Mots-clés Pascal : Transplantation, Donation organe, Homme, Ethique, Mort cérébrale, Chirurgie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Transplantation, Organ gift, Human, Ethics, Brain death, Surgery
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0634763
Code Inist : 002B27C. Création : 09/06/1995.