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Is it time to abandon brain death?

By KBL781 - Posted on 18 November 2010

TitleIs it time to abandon brain death?
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1997
AuthorsTruog, Robert D.
JournalHastings Center Report
PublisherHastings Center
Type of ArticleArticle
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number00930334
Accession Number9702263985
KeywordsBRAIN , etc. , PROCUREMENT , tissues , United

Advocates the abandonment of the concept of brain death and calls for the adoption of different criteria for organ procurement. Uniform Determination of Death Act; Sources of inconsistencies concerning brain death; Tests-criterion relationship; Loss of homeostatic equilibrium in brain-dead patients; General categories of alternatives to the whole-brain death formulation.


Truog, Robert D.; Source Info: Jan/Feb97, Vol. 27 Issue 1, p29; Subject Term: BRAIN death; Subject Term: PROCUREMENT of organs, tissues, etc.; Subject Term: UNITED States; Number of Pages: 9p; Document Type: Article; Full Text Word Count: 7666

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