Death and its discontents: Brain death and other death criteria

Death is at once a clinical, biological, medical, social, religious, and cultural phenomenon. Its many valences make it existentially meaningful but also difficult to define. Nevertheless, good clinical practice requires that we have criteria to determine whether or not a patient has died. Join us in this talk as we explore the bioethical landscape of death criteria from the cardiopulmonary to the neurological. In this talk, we'll survey the various conceptual definitions of death and link them to operational death criteria. The topics for conversation will include practical upshots for clinical practitioners
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