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Defining Death: Four Decades of Ambivalence

American Anthropological Association | Posted 03.19.2014 | Science
American Anthropological Association

The case of Jahi McMath, the 13-year-old girl declared brain dead at Children's Hospital Oakland on Dec. 12, is but the most recent example of a 40-year-old national perplexity and the controversy that it is capable of unleashing.

1 In 4 Elderly Need Care Decisions Made For Them

AP | STEPHANIE NANO | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK — A significant number of the elderly – more than one in four – will eventually need someone to make end-of-life decisions ...