The Debate Over Death Determination in DCD
Bernat, James L
The Hastings Center report 2010 May-Jun; 40(3): 3
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Bernat, James L.; Capron, Alexander M.; Bleck, Thomas P.; Blosser, Sandralee; Bratton, Susan L.; Childress, James F.; DeVita, Michael A.; Fulda, Gerard J.; Gries, Cynthia J.; Mathur, Mudit; Nakagawa, Thomas A.; Rushton, Cynda Hylton; Shemie, Sam D.; White, Douglas B. (2010-03)OBJECTIVE: Death statutes permit physicians to declare death on the basis of irreversible cessation of circulatory-respiratory or brain functions. The growing practice of organ donation after circulatory determination of ...
How the Distinction Between "Irreversible" and "Permanent" Illuminates Circulatory-Respiratory Death Determination Bernat, James L (2010-06)The distinction between the "permanent" (will not reverse) and "irreversible" (cannot reverse) cessation of functions is critical to understand the meaning of a determination of death using circulatory-respiratory tests. ...