Continuing distinctions and clarifications: organ harvesting and euthanasia

The criteria of "brain death" are generally accepted as a medical standard and a marker for terminating life support and/or harvesting organs. But perhaps the standard is not such a given I have to say that I'm glad to see that there's ongoing discussion about the concept of brain death. While I'm not a medical doctor, I do understand the definition and find it very troubling, even presumptuous. That said, it's a concept that's treated as undeniable...until (or perhaps when) emotions come into … [Read more...]


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