Whole-Brain Death Reconsidered
Journal of Medical Ethics. 1983 Mar; 9(1): 28-31, 44.
The trend toward adopting whole-brain death as the legal definition of death is opposed on philosophical grounds. The author maintains that it would be less problematic conceptually to leave the definition of death in its present indeterminate state and to resolve medical issues by establishing clear rules on when, for example, life support systems can be discontinued or when transplantable organs can be removed. (KIE abstract)
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Pallis, Christopher (1983-03)Disagreeing with the viewpoint expressed by Alister Browne in a preceding article, Pallis contends that codifying the definition of death as whole-brain death is both practical and conceptually valid. He discusses ...