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Ethical and Legal Concerns With Nevada’s Brain Death Amendments
In early 2017, Nevada amended its Uniform Determination of Death Act (UDDA), in order to clarify the neurologic criteria for the determination of death. The amendments stipulate that a determinationExpand
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When Brain Death Belies Belief
The case of Jahi McMath has reignited a discussion concerning how society should define death. Despite pronouncing McMath brain dead based on the American Academy of Neurology criteria, the courtExpand
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In re guardianship of Hailu: The Nevada Supreme Court casts doubt on the standard for brain death diagnosis
In the recent court case of In Re Guardianship of Hailu, the Nevada Supreme Court cast doubt on the acceptability of the American Academy of Neurology’s guidelines as a medical standard forExpand
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Apnea Testing is Medical Treatment Requiring Informed Consent
Berkowitz and Garrett (2020) appeal to legal and ethical principles in order to argue that apnea testing for brain death determination requires informed consent from the patient’s surrogate. Becaus...
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Reappraisal of the Canadian Critical Care Society’s position on withholding and withdrawing life-sustaining treatment
To the Editor, As Canadian courts and healthcare facilities grapple with the legal and ethical issues arising from recent brain death cases, the Canadian Critical Care Society’s (CCCS) recentExpand
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Assisted Reproductive Technology and the Proliferation of Parents: The More, the Merrier?
The combination of advances in assisted reproductive technology and increased social acceptance of nontraditional families has raised issues regarding the legal recognition of multi-parent families.Expand
Deconstructing Dignity in Elisabeth Kübler-Ross’s On Death and Dying
  • Greg Yanke
  • Philosophy, Medicine
  • The American journal of bioethics : AJOB
  • 20 November 2019
Tying the knot with a robot: legal and philosophical foundations for human–artificial intelligence matrimony
TLDR
We propose that U.S. Supreme Court decisions that expanded the definition of marriage to include interracial and same-sex couples, as well as those that have not extended marriage to polygamous relationships, provide guidance regarding the criteria that human–AI would have to meet to successfully assert a right to marry. Expand