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Making Progress on Death: Towards an Updated Normative Framework

2020 – 2021
Damien Hirst, The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living, 1991. © Damien Hirst & Science Ltd. DACS, London / ARS, NY 2020.

Damien Hirst, The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living, 1991. © Damien Hirst & Science Ltd. DACS, London / ARS, NY 2020.

Project Summary

Legal and medical experts and ethicists gathered to re-examine the neurological standard for the declaration of death, which remains a source of debate after 50 years.

Research Team

Fernando D. Goldenberg

Fernando D. Goldenberg

Professor of Neurology; Director, Neuroscience Critical Care; Co-Director Comprehensive Stroke Center

University of Chicago

Fernando Goldenberg, MD, is a specialist in critical care and neurointensive care medicine. He is a member of a multidisciplinary team of experts dedicated to the diagnosis and management of patients with ischemic (low blood flow) and hemorrhagic (blood vessel rupture) stroke and brain...

Christos Lazaridis

Christos Lazaridis

Associate Professor of Neurocritical Care, Departments of Neurology and Surgery (Neurosurgery)

University of Chicago

Christos Lazaridis, MD, is a neurointensivist who specializes in advanced monitoring in severe traumatic brain injury. Dr. Lazaridis is also heavily involved in neurocritical care ethics. He has trained in both neurologic and general critical care. Dr. Lazaridis has authored/co-authored over 70...

Lainie Friedman Ross

Lainie Friedman Ross

Carolyn and Matthew Bucksbaum Professor of Clinical Medical Ethics; Associate Director, MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics; Co-Director, Institute for Translational Medicine

University of Chicago

Lainie Friedman Ross, MD, PhD, is a frequent lecturer at national and international conferences, where she addresses ethical controversies in medical practice and research. She has written more than 100 research articles on ethical and policy issues in organ transplantation, genetic testing,...

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