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dc.creatorShewmon, D. Alanen
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-05T19:04:21Zen
dc.date.available2015-05-05T19:04:21Zen
dc.date.created1998en
dc.date.issued1998en
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationIssues in Law and Medicine. 1998 Fall; 14(2): 125-145.en
dc.identifier.issn8756-8160en
dc.identifier.urihttp://worldcatlibraries.org/registry/gateway?version=1.0&url_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:journal&atitle="brainstem+Death,"+"brain+Death"+and+Death:+a+Critical+Re-Evaluation+of+the+Purported+Equivalence&title=Issues+in+Law+and+Medicine.++&volume=14&issue=2&pages=125-145&date=1998&au=Shewmon,+D.+Alanen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10822/755035en
dc.description.abstractThe author challenges brain-based diagnoses of death by re-examining the concept of death, its definition, the anatomical criterion, and the clinical signs or tests. Dr. Shewmon challenges the fundamental assumptions underlying brain death: (1) that the brain is the body's "critical system"; and (2) that the body even has a localized "critical system." He does not redefine death, but shifts the anatomical criterion from a single focus (the brain) to the entire body. The clinical tests correspondingly shift from those implying loss of brain function to those implying thermodynamically supracritical microstructural damage diffusely throughout the body. He concludes that the notion of "brain death" as bodily death is logically and physiologically incoherent, and that its replacement by something scientifically more credible would promote not only the sanctity of life, but ironically even transplantation as well.en
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dc.sourceBRL:MEDKIE/99024374en
dc.subjectBrainen
dc.subjectBrain Deathen
dc.subjectBrain Pathologyen
dc.subjectCardiac Deathen
dc.subjectConsenten
dc.subjectDeathen
dc.subjectDetermination of Deathen
dc.subjectDissenten
dc.subjectEvaluationen
dc.subjectInformed Consenten
dc.subjectLegal Aspectsen
dc.subjectLifeen
dc.subjectOrgan Donationen
dc.subjectProlongation of Lifeen
dc.subjectStandardsen
dc.subjectSanctity of Lifeen
dc.subjectTransplantationen
dc.subjectValue of Lifeen
dc.title"Brainstem Death," "Brain Death" and Death: A Critical Re- Evaluation of the Purported Equivalenceen
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