Patients With Chronic States of Impaired Consciousness
Russell, James A.
Fins, Joseph J.
Medical Ethics Newsletter [Lahey Clinic] 2008 Winter; 15(1): 6-7
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Brain Death, States of Impaired Consciousness, and Physician-Assisted Death for End-of-Life Organ Donation and Transplantation Verheijde, Joseph L; Rady, Mohamed Y; McGregor, Joan L (2009-11)In 1968, the Harvard criteria equated irreversible coma and apnea (i.e., brain death) with human death and later, the Uniform Determination of Death Act was enacted permitting organ procurement from heart-beating donors. ...
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