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Bioethics for clinicians: 24. Brain death.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11276553     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Brain death is defined as the complete and irreversible absence of all brain function. It is diagnosed by means of rigorous testing at the bedside. The advent of neurologic or brain death criteria to establish the death of a person was a significant departure from the traditional way of defining death and remains ethically challenging to some. We review the ethical, cultural, religious and legal issues surrounding brain death and outline an approach to establishing a diagnosis of brain death in clinical practice.
N M Lazar; S Shemie; G C Webster; B M Dickens
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association medicale canadienne     Volume:  164     ISSN:  0820-3946     ISO Abbreviation:  CMAJ     Publication Date:  2001 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-03-29     Completed Date:  2001-04-12     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9711805     Medline TA:  CMAJ     Country:  Canada    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  833-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; E; IM    
Faculty of Medicine and Joint Centre for Bioethics, University Health Network and University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont.
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MeSH Terms
Brain Death / diagnosis,  legislation & jurisprudence*
Child, Preschool
Ethics, Medical*
Physician's Role
Religion and Medicine
Social Values
Tissue Donors / legislation & jurisprudence
Comment In:
CMAJ. 2001 Aug 7;165(3):269   [PMID:  11517636 ]
CMAJ. 2001 Aug 7;165(3):269   [PMID:  11517635 ]
CMAJ. 2001 Aug 7;165(3):269   [PMID:  11517634 ]

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