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Death, Dying, and Organ Transplantation: Reconstructing Medical Ethics at the End of Life

Franklin G. Miller and Robert D. Truog

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199739172
eISBN:
9780199918683
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739172.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book challenges fundamental doctrines of established medical ethics. It is argued that the routine practice of stopping life support technology causes the death of patients and that donors of ... More


Brain death and the definition of death

James L. Bernat

in Neuroethics: Anticipating the future

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198786832
eISBN:
9780191839894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786832.003.0018
Subject:
Neuroscience, Techniques

The idea that a person is dead when brain functions have ceased irreversibly is one of the oldest and most enduring debates in neuroethics. This chapter traces the history of brain death by ... More


Donation after Circulatory Determination of Death

Franklin G. Miller and Robert D. Truog

in Death, Dying, and Organ Transplantation: Reconstructing Medical Ethics at the End of Life

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199739172
eISBN:
9780199918683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739172.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The growing shortage of organs for transplantation has encouraged increasing procurement of organs from donors who are not "brain dead," following planned withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment. ... More


Guidelines for the Determination of Death

Nancy Berlinger, Bruce Jennings, and Susan M. Wolf

in The Hastings Center Guidelines for Decisions on Life-Sustaining Treatment and Care Near the End of Life: Revised and Expanded Second Edition

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199974566
eISBN:
9780199333332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199974566.003.0010
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This section begins with a brief description of the Uniform Determination of Death Act, which adopted in 1980 by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws. It then discusses ... More


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