Current debate on the ethical issues of brain death

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Masahiro Morioka
Waseda University
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The philosophy of our proposal are as follows: (1) Various ideas of life and death, including that of objecting to brain death as human death, should be guaranteed. We would like to maintain the idea of pluralism of human death; and (2) We should respect a child’s view of life and death. We should provide him/her with an opportunity to think and express their own ideas about life and death.
Keywords brain death  organ transplantation  Japan
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