Shouldn't Dead Be Dead?: The Search for a Uniform Definition of Death

  title={Shouldn't Dead Be Dead?: The Search for a Uniform Definition of Death},
  author={Ariane Lewis and Katherine L. Cahn-Fuller and Arthur L. Caplan},
  journal={The Journal of Law, Medicine \& Ethics},
  pages={112 - 128}
In 1968, the definition of death in the United States was expanded to include not just death by cardiopulmonary criteria, but also death by neurologic criteria. We explore the way the definition has been modified by the medical and legal communities over the past 50 years and address the medical, legal and ethical controversies associated with the definition at present, with a particular highlight on the Supreme Court of Nevada Case of Aden Hailu. 

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