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Department
Sociology
Course
SOC246H1
Professor
Markus Schafer
Semester
Winter

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SOC246Lecture 12 Death and Dying death used to occur in homes o now half of all deaths happen in hospital o longterm care deaths30 o home20shifted view of death from not understanding to medical and understanding of death tho technology in the mid 20 century allowed a distinction between cardiopulmonary function and brain function o Increasingly precise medical definitions of death whole brain standardHarvard med schoolNo responseNo breathing or movingNo reflexesNo sign of brain activity on two EEGs taken 24hours apartIf breathing and heartbeat were conventional ways of defining death then how do we distinguish death with the emergence of respirators and defibulators1 Secular intellectual trends centered on the meaningof life and death a Existenstionalismfocused on the
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