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  1. The Brain and Somatic Integration: Insights Into the Standard Biological Rationale for Equating Brain Death with Death.D. Alan Shewmon - 2001 - Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 26 (5):457 – 478.
    The mainstream rationale for equating brain death (BD) with death is that the brain confers integrative unity upon the body, transforming it from a mere collection of organs and tissues to an organism as a whole. In support of this conclusion, the impressive list of the brains myriad integrative functions is often cited. Upon closer examination, and after operational definition of terms, however, one discovers that most integrative functions of the brain are actually not somatically integrating, and, conversely, most integrative (...)
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    Brain Death: Can It Be Resuscitated?D. Alan Shewmon - 2009 - Hastings Center Report 39 (2):18-24.
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    Statement in Support of Revising the Uniform Determination of Death Act and in Opposition to a Proposed Revision.D. Alan Shewmon - forthcoming - Journal of Medicine and Philosophy.
    Discrepancies between the Uniform Determination of Death Act and the adult and pediatric diagnostic guidelines for brain death have motivated proposals to revise the UDDA. A revision proposed by Lewis, Bonnie and Pope, has received particular attention, the three novelties of which would be: to specify the Guidelines as the legally recognized “medical standard,” to exclude hypothalamic function from the category of “brain function,” and to authorize physicians to conduct an apnea test without consent and even over a proxy’s objection. (...)
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    Brain Death: A Conclusion in Search of a Justification.D. Alan Shewmon - 2018 - Hastings Center Report 48 (supplement S4):S22-S25.
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    The Case of Jahi McMath: A Neurologist's View.D. Alan Shewmon - 2018 - Hastings Center Report 48 (supplement S4):S74-S76.
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  6. "The Minimally Conscious State: Definition and Diagnostic Criteria": Comments and Reply.Diane Coleman, D. Alan Shewmon & J. T. Giacino - 2002 - Neurology 58 (3):506-507.
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    The Dead Donor Rule: Lessons From Linguistics.D. Alan Shewmon - 2004 - Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 14 (3):277-300.
    : American society traditionally has assumed a univocal notion of "death," largely because we have only one word for it and, until recently, have not needed a more nuanced notion. The reality of death-processes does not preclude the reality of death events. Linguistically, "death" can be understood only as an event; there are other words for the process. Our death vocabulary should expand to reflect multiple events along the process from sickness to decomposition. Depending on context, some death-related events may (...)
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    The Extraordinary Case of Jahi McMath.D. Alan Shewmon & Noriko Salamon - 2021 - Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 64 (4):457-478.
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    Ethics and Brain Death: A Response.D. Alan Shewmon - 1987 - New Scholasticism 61 (3):321-344.
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  10. Caution in the Definition and Diagnosis of Infant Brain Death.D. Alan Shewmon - 1988 - In John F. Monagle & David C. Thomasma (eds.), Medical Ethics: A Guide for Health Professionals. Aspen Publishers. pp. 38--57.
     
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  11. D. Alan Shewmon Replies.D. Alan Shewmon - 2009 - Hastings Center Report 39 (5):6-7.
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    D. Alan Shewmon Replies.D. Alan Shewmon - 2009 - Hastings Center Report 39 (5):6-7.
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    Anencephaly: Selected Medical Aspects.D. Alan Shewmon - 1988 - Hastings Center Report 18 (5):11-19.