Potentiality, irreversibility, and death.

  title={Potentiality, irreversibility, and death.},
  author={John P Lizza},
  journal={The Journal of medicine and philosophy},
  volume={30 1},
  • John P Lizza
  • Published 2005 in The Journal of medicine and philosophy
There has been growing concern about whether individuals who satisfy neurological criteria for death or who become non-heart-beating organ donors are really dead. This concern has focused on the issue of the potential for recovery that these individuals may still have and whether their conditions are irreversible. In this article I examine the concepts of potentiality and irreversibility that have been invoked in the discussions of the definition of death and non-heart-beating organ donation. I… CONTINUE READING