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Death and donation : rethinking brain death as a means for procuring transplantable organs

Author: D Scott Henderson
Publisher: Eugene, Or. : Pickwick Publications, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Synthesizes the social, legal, medical, religious, and philosophical problems inherent in current social policy allowing for organ donation under the brain-death criterion. Henderson offers an investigation of the ethical quandaries inherent in the way transplantable organs are currently procured. He advocates the abandonment of the brain-death criterion in light of its adverse failures, and concludes by laying the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: D Scott Henderson
ISBN: 9781608996223 1608996220
OCLC Number: 748935639
Notes: Based on the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--Duquesne University, 2009.
Description: xiii, 196 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The orgin of the brain death standard --
Medical misgivings with brain death --
Social policy problems with brain death --
Philosophical problems with brain death --
Advancing alternatives to brain death --
An ethical analysis of brain death --
Proposing a new method for death and donation.
Responsibility: D. Scott Henderson.

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Synthesizes the social, legal, medical, religious, and philosophical problems inherent in current social policy allowing for organ donation under the brain-death criterion. Henderson offers an investigation of the ethical quandaries inherent in the way transplantable organs are currently procured. He advocates the abandonment of the brain-death criterion in light of its adverse failures, and concludes by laying the groundwork for a new policy of death in an effort to further the good of organ donation and transplantation. From publisher description.

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