Theological theses on the ethics of organ transplantation and on a law concerning the transplantation.
ISALM'93. International symposium. Berlin DEU, 1993/08/30.
The message of the resurrection from the dead is relevant to human beings living and dying in the unity of body and soul.
The personality of man is inseparable connected with this unity - even beyond death.
Brain death only marks a (decisive) point during the process of dying, and it cannot be defined as the death of a human being (in general).
Theological ethics object to this definition and to a new dualism of brain and body as well as of body and personality (i.e. soul), because this dualism socialises the organs of individuals and denies the personal dignity of disappearing life.
Therefore, the explantation of organs must depend on a personal declaration of consent given by the adult sponsor himself.
Mots-clés Pascal : Homotransplantation, Mort cérébrale, Ethique, Homme, Religion, Donation organe, Médecine légale, Transplantation, Chirurgie, Système nerveux pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Homotransplantation, Brain death, Ethics, Human, Religion, Organ gift, Legal medicine, Transplantation, Surgery, Nervous system diseases
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Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 09/06/1995.