Across the divide: Religious objections to brain death

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This article reviews the evolution of the medical-legal definition of brain death, as well as the normative debate surrounding this reconceptualization. It offers a clinical approach to address religious objections to brain death, which prefers negotiation over confrontation when families and practicitioners must discern the boundaries between life and death.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)33-40
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Religion and Health
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 1 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)
  • Religious studies


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