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Legal Standards for Brain Death under Attack

My new article, “Legal Standards for Brain Death” was just published in the Journal of Bioethical Inquiry, 13(2), 173-178 (2016).

A major appellate court decision from  the United States seriously questions the legal sufficiency of prevailing medical criteria for the determination of death by neurological criteria. There may be a mismatch between legal and medical standards for  brain death, requiring the amendment of either or both.

The Digital Object Identifier (DOI) is 10.1007/s11673-016-9718-0.  The URL is

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