The Impending Collapse of the Whole-Brain Definition of Death
Veatch, Robert M.
Hastings Center Report. 1993 Jul-Aug; 23(4): 18-24.
No one really believes that literally all functions of the entire brain must be lost for an individual to be dead. A better definition of death involves a higher brain orientation....It is simply wrong to claim that any higher-brain-oriented concept of death is based on either personhood or personal identity theories....A conscience clause would permit individuals to choose their own definition of death based on their religious and philosophical convictions.
Advance Directives; Brain; Brain Death; Cardiac Death; Conscience; Cultural Pluralism; Consent; Death; Decision Making; Determination of Death; Legal Aspects; Moral Policy; Persistent Vegetative State; Personhood; Philosophy; Policy Analysis; Public Policy; Religion; Standards; Wedge Argument; Withholding Treatment;
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Veatch, Robert M. (2005-08)In its October 2001 issue, this journal published a series of articles questioning the Whole-Brain-based definition of death. Much of the concern focused on whether somatic integration-a commonly understood basis for the ...