Death and transplantation: Let's try to get things methodologically straight

Giovanni Boniolo

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is methodological. I begin by showing the methodological frailties of both the heart and brain approach to the criteria of death used in connection with organ transplantation. I then clarify what a definition is. Finally, I propose to abandon the definition of death, and suggest a pragmatic definition of 'explantability window'.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)32-40
Number of pages9
JournalBioethics
Volume21
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2007

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Keywords

  • Death
  • Definition
  • Explantability window
  • Methodology
  • Transplantation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

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