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Department
Anthropology
Course
ANT 185
Professor
Van Hollen
Semester
Fall

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a. NOT the same as “vegetative state”: condition of people whose brain stems continue to function despite irreversible loss of higher-brain functions b. Legal definition protects doctors from malpractice suits while simultaneously ensuring source of organs for transplant II. 2 patients: competing rights a. With the organ transplant technology, there is now competition for right of life b. Euro/ American value of respect for individuals and their autonomy is challenged by fact that there are now two patients with competing rights
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