Brain death revisited: The case for a national standard

Eun Kyoung Choi, Valita Fredland, Carla Zachodni, J. Eugene Lammers, Patricia Bledsoe, Paul Helft

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Abstract

The concept of brain death - first defined decades ago - still presents medical, ethical, and legal challenges despite its widespread acceptance in clinical practice and in law. This article reviews the medicine, law, and ethics of brain death, including the current inconsistencies in brain death determinations, which a lack of standardized federal policy promotes, and argues that a standard brain death policy to be used by all hospitals in all states should be created.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)824-836
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Law, Medicine and Ethics
Volume36
Issue number4
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StatePublished - Dec 2008

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Brain death revisited : The case for a national standard. / Choi, Eun Kyoung; Fredland, Valita; Zachodni, Carla; Lammers, J. Eugene; Bledsoe, Patricia; Helft, Paul.

In: Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics, Vol. 36, No. 4, 12.2008, p. 824-836.

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Choi, EK, Fredland, V, Zachodni, C, Lammers, JE, Bledsoe, P & Helft, P 2008, 'Brain death revisited: The case for a national standard', Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics, vol. 36, no. 4, pp. 824-836. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1748-720X.2008.00340.x
Choi, Eun Kyoung ; Fredland, Valita ; Zachodni, Carla ; Lammers, J. Eugene ; Bledsoe, Patricia ; Helft, Paul. / Brain death revisited : The case for a national standard. In: Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics. 2008 ; Vol. 36, No. 4. pp. 824-836.
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