Brain Death

A Reappraisal

  • Calixto¬†Machado

Table of contents

About this book

Introduction

This text is intended to provide an overview of brain death. The topics explored in this book are the concept and historical approach of human death, clinical examinations of brain-dead patients, ancillary tests in coma and brain death, bioethical discussions of brain death and its relationship with some consciousness disturbances, and the legal considerations of human death.

Keywords

Machado Reappraisal brain certification children death diagnosis ethical issues organ organ transplantation patients transplantation

Authors and affiliations

  • Calixto¬†Machado
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Clinical NeurophysiologyInstitute of Neurology and NeurosurgeryHavanaCuba

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-38977-6
  • Copyright Information Springer 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-38975-2
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-38977-6
  • About this book