Unformatted text preview: whole brain criterion for death was justifiable and appropriate for America, this book outlines the reasons why that panel made their decision, citing both the need for more supply of organs and protecting doctors from being accused of murder. One particularly helpful section of the book introduces the steps a doctor takes for diagnosing brain death in a patient. I will use this book in my research paper as an additional resource for perspectives in the world on defining death, and as source for the process of diagnosing brain death. This book goes in depth on explaining higher brain vs. whole brain criterion for death which will be useful to me in my research. Furthermore, it outlines American citizens beliefs on death which is a unique section in relation to other books on brain death....
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- Winter '06
- Johns Hopkins University, brain criterion