The Evolution of Death and Dying Controversies
Veatch (Robert M.)
Source: The Hastings Center Report, Vol. 39, No. 3 (May - Jun., 2009), pp. 16-19
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  1. When the Institute of Society, Ethics and the Life Sciences (now The Hastings Center) began its death and dying work in 1970, the first task was to disentangle the definition of death from decisions to forgo life support. We were still in an era when it was often assumed that if one was alive, then health professionals should launch a full-court press to preserve life.
    |.|The members of the Institute's Task Force on Death and Dying went to work teasing these two questions apart.

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