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    A New Defense of Brain Death as the Death of the Human Organism.Andrew McGee, Dale Gardiner & Melanie Jansen - 2023 - Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 48 (5):434-452.
    This paper provides a new rationale for equating brain death with the death of the human organism, in light of well-known criticisms made by Alan D Shewmon, Franklin Miller and Robert Truog and a number of other writers. We claim that these criticisms can be answered, but only if we accept that we have slightly redefined the concept of death when equating brain death with death simpliciter. Accordingly, much of the paper defends the legitimacy of redefining death against objections, before (...)
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    Brainstem Death Is Dead. Long Live Brainstem Death!Dale Gardiner & Andrew McGee - 2024 - American Journal of Bioethics 24 (1):114-116.
    When we consider some controversies among scholars about whether brainstem death is death, we should clearly identify what the controversy is about. Is it about whether the brainstem dead can be ca...
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    Not Dead Yet: Controlled Non-Heart-Beating Organ Donation, Consent, and the Dead Donor Rule.Dale Gardiner & Robert Sparrow - 2010 - Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 19 (1):17.
    The emergence of controlled, Maastricht Category III, non-heart-beating organ donation programs has the potential to greatly increase the supply of donor solid organs by increasing the number of potential donors. Category III donation involves unconscious and dying intensive care patients whose organs become available for transplant after life-sustaining treatments are withdrawn, usually on grounds of futility. The shortfall in organs from heart-beating organ donation following brain death has prompted a surge of interest in NHBD. In a recent editorial, the British (...)
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    An International Legal Review of the Relationship between Brain Death and Organ Transplantation.Seema K. Shah, Dale Gardiner, Hitoshi Arima & Kiarash Aramesh - 2018 - Journal of Clinical Ethics 29 (1):31-42.
    The “dead-donor rule” states that, in any case of vital organ donation, the potential donor should be determined to be dead before transplantation occurs. In many countries around the world, neurological criteria can be used to legally determine death (also referred to as brain death). Nevertheless, there is considerable controversy in the bioethics literature over whether brain death is the equivalent of biological death. This international legal review demonstrates that there is considerable variability in how different jurisdictions have evolved to (...)
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    Permanence can be Defended.Andrew Mcgee & Dale Gardiner - 2016 - Bioethics 31 (3):220-230.
    In donation after the circulatory-respiratory determination of death, the dead donor rule requires that the donor be dead before organ procurement can proceed. Under the relevant limb of the Uniform Determination of Death Act 1981, a person is dead when the cessation of circulatory-respiratory function is ‘irreversible’. Critics of current practice in DCDD have argued that the donor is not dead at the time organs are procured, and so the procurement of organs from these donors violates the dead donor rule. (...)
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    Donation After the Circulatory Determination of Death: Some Responses to Recent Criticisms.Andrew McGee & Dale Gardiner - 2018 - Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 43 (2):211-240.
    This article defends the criterion of permanence as a valid criterion for declaring death against some well-known recent objections. We argue that it is reasonable to adopt the criterion of permanence for declaring death, given how difficult it is to know when the point of irreversibility is actually reached. We claim that this point applies in all contexts, including the donation after circulatory determination of death context. We also examine some of the potentially unpalatable ramifications, for current death declaration practices, (...)
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    Increasing organ donation rates by revealing recipient details to families of potential donors.David Shaw & Dale Gardiner - 2018 - Journal of Medical Ethics 44 (2):101-103.
    Many families refuse to consent to donation from their deceased relatives or over-rule the consent given before death by the patient, but giving families more information about the potential recipients of organs could reduce refusal rates. In this paper, we analyse arguments for and against doing so, and conclude that this strategy should be attempted. While it would be impractical and possibly unethical to give details of actual potential recipients, generic, realistic information about the people who could benefit from organs (...)
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    A Brief Response to Religious and Secular Death: A Parting of the Ways.Dale Gardiner, Paul Murphy, Alex Manara, Noam Stadlan, Paul Shore & Asim Shah - 2013 - Bioethics 27 (7):409-409.
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    Letter in response to: Truog RD and Miller FG. Brain death: justifications and critiques.Dale Gardiner, Alex Manara & Paul Murphy - 2013 - Clinical Ethics 8 (1):34-34.