Controversies in the Determination of Death: The Philosophical Debate

June 2009
Issues in Law & Medicine;Summer2009, Vol. 25 Issue 1, p17
Academic Journal
The article discusses the philosophical debate concerning the determination of death among human beings with total brain failure. It explores the two opposing positions regarding the condition of human being in relation to rejecting the idea that death should be treated as a legal constructor. It also take into account the standards for the determination of death on the basis of currently known clinical and pathophysiological factors. In addtion, it defines death as the end of life.


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