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  1. The Ethics in the Management of Patients with Disorders of Consciousness.Demertzi Athina - 2018 - In Coma and Disorders of Consciousness. Cham, Switzerland: Springer. pp. 225-234.
    The ethical issues accrued from the study and management of patients with disorders of consciousness are variant and multifaceted. The medical, public and legal controversies are partly shaped by how different people think about pain perception and end of life. Uniform ethical frameworks need to be shaped in order to guide clinicians and caregivers in terms of clinical outcome, prognosis and medical management.
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  • Not All Killings Are Equally Wrong.Todd Karhu - 2019 - Utilitas 31 (4):378-394.
    Many people believe that the wrongness of killing a person does not depend on factors like her age, condition, or how much she has to lose by dying – a view Jeff McMahan calls the ‘Equal Wrongness Thesis’. This article argues that we should reject the Equal Wrongness Thesis on the basis of the moral equivalence between killing a person and knocking her unconscious.
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  • Is Brain Death Death?Lukas J. Meier - 2016 - Dissertation, University of Oxford
    For hundreds of years, death had been defined by cardiopulmonary criteria. When heart and respiratory functions were permanently absent, doctors declared their patients dead. Three developments in intensive care medicine called into question these widely-accepted criteria, however: the advent of positive pressure ventilation and the promotion of cardiopulmonary resuscitation, both in the early 1950s, and the first successful heart transplantation in 1967. What had previously been diagnosed as the permanent absence of vital functions, suddenly became reversible. Not only could doctors (...)
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