The Impending Collapse of the Whole-Brain Definition of Death

Authors

  • Robert M. Veatch

    Director and Professor of Medical Ethics
    1. Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
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    • Robert M. Veatch, “The Impending Collapse of the Whole-Brain Definition of Death,” Hastings Center Report 23, no. 4 (1993): 18–24.


Abstract

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.

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