Death and Transplantation: Let's Try to Get Things Methodologically Straight
Bioethics 2007 January; 21(1): 32-40
The purpose of this paper is methodological. I begin by showing the methological frailties of both the heart and brain approach to the criteria of death used in connection with organ transplantation. I then clarify what a definition is. Finally, I propose to abandon the definition of death, and suggest a pragmatic definition of 'explantability window'.
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