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Recommendations for End-of-Life Care in the Intensive Care Unit: A Consensus Statement by the American College of Critical Care Medicine
(American Academy of Critical Care Medicine, 2008-03)
The Incoherence of Determining Death by Neurological Criteria: Reply to John Lizza
Human life and death should be defined biologically. It is important not to conflate the definition of death with the criteria for when it has occurred. What is distinctively "human" from a scientific or normative perspective ...
International Differences in End-of-Life Attitudes in the Intensive Care Unit
BACKGROUND: Important international differences exist in attitudes toward end-of-life issues in the intensive care unit. METHODS: A simple questionnaire survey was sent by e-mail to participants at an international meeting ...
Neuromuscular Blockade at the End of Life
The Incoherence of Determining Death by Neurological Criteria: A Commentary on "Controversies in the Determination of Death", a White Paper by the President's Council on Bioethics
Traditionally the cessation of breathing and heart beat has marked the passage from life to death. Shortly after death was determined, the body became a cold corpse, suitable for burial or cremation. Two technological ...