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Beyond Brain Death

The Case Against Brain Based Criteria for Human Death

by M. Potts(ed.) ; P.A. Byrne(ed.) ; R.G. Nilges(ed.)
Beyond Brain Death by M. Potts
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Beyond Brain Death offers a provocative challenge to one of the most widely accepted conclusions of contemporary bioethics: the position that brain death marks the death of the human person. Eleven chapters by physicians, philosophers, and theologians present the case against brain-based criteria for human death. Each author believes that this position calls into question the moral acceptability of the transplantation of unpaired vital organs from brain-dead patients who have continuing function of the circulatory system. One strength of the book is its international approach to the question: contributors are from the United States, the United Kingdom, Liechtenstein, and Japan. This book will appeal to a wide audience, including physicians and other health care professionals, philosophers, theologians, medical sociologists, and social workers.
Springer Netherlands; April 2006
283 pages; ISBN 9780306468827
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Title: Beyond Brain Death
Author: M. Potts; P.A. Byrne; R.G. Nilges
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