Reexamining Death The Asymptotic Model and a Bounded Zone Definition

Linda L. Emanuel*

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The traditional Western understanding of life and death as a strict dichotomy is challenged by a more descriptively accurate model of life's progressive cessation. Dying can be defined by a bounded zone of residual states of life that fits better with moral intuition and more sensitively guides action toward the dying. 1995 The Hastings Center

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)27-35
Number of pages9
JournalHastings Center Report
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Issues, ethics and legal aspects
  • Philosophy
  • Health Policy


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