Reconsidering brain death: A lesson from Japan's fifteen years of experience

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Japan has been holding a nationwide debate over the nature of death for nearly twenty years. That debate led eventually to a law that gives citizens the opportunity to choose which of two views of death will apply to their own death. That law is now up for revision, and the debate is rewing up.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)41-46
Number of pages6
JournalHasting Center Report
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Jan 1


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Issues, ethics and legal aspects
  • Philosophy
  • Health Policy

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