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    How the Distinction Between "Irreversible" and "Permanent" Illuminates Circulatory-Respiratory Death Determination.J. L. Bernat - 2010 - Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 35 (3):242-255.
    The distinction between the "permanent" (will not reverse) and "irreversible" (cannot reverse) cessation of functions is critical to understand the meaning of a determination of death using circulatory–respiratory tests. Physicians determining death test only for the permanent cessation of circulation and respiration because they know that irreversible cessation follows rapidly and inevitably once circulation no longer will restore itself spontaneously and will not be restored medically. Although most statutes of death stipulate irreversible cessation of circulatory and respiratory functions, the accepted (...)
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    A Study of the Ethical Duty of Physicians to Disclose Errors.M. P. Sweet & J. L. Bernat - 1997 - Journal of Clinical Ethics 8 (4):341.
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  3. Death: Merely Biological? James L. Bernat Replies.J. L. Bernat - 1999 - Hastings Center Report 29 (1):5-5.
     
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  4. Dead, or as Good as Dead.J. L. Bernat - 2009 - Lahey Clinic Medical Ethics Journal 16:3.
     
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