Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: brain-stem death

  • Death and the organ donor

    Karen Dyer United Kingdom   A Work in Progress by Cathy Peters, RN, MS, APRN-BC Collage art: news and magazine print 24 X 36 inches Historically the “death debate” has been long and intensive, and the definition of death has evolved over the centuries. The ancient civilizations looked for an “absence of a heartbeat” and…