Death Issue


ThePoint at Which A Person is Considered Dead

Theissue of death of a person is a conversation that has been around forsome time. The matter has not yet received conclusive determinationdue to its ambiguity. Many people rely on issues of discretion butnot established facts.

Aperson is said to be dead when the heart comes to a standstill andadditionally when the brain dies. The initial results to a situationwhere no pulse can be felt on the individual while the latter`sresult are whereby an individual is unable to perform any activity onhis own thus are only physically present. The two are the commonlyused ways to verify and pronounce one dead (Yanke,Rady &amp Verheijde, 2016).


Thefact that one is unable to perform normal activities and functionsdone by living creatures such as breathing, eating among others, thenthis confirms that they are not alive anymore and they are equivalentto a dead person.

Changeof views over Lifetime

Theview has not changed over my lifetime this is because there are noalternative concepts that have come about to try and disapprove thecurrent beliefs. Furthermore, also no scientific research or analternative has been proposed to counter the current state of affairsconsidering the issue of death confirmation.

Actionsimplemented on been considered brain dead and whether you wouldconsider leaving a will

Onbeing considered brain dead, I would suggest the option of beingassisted to terminate my life early. It`s because there is no curefor the condition or hope of overcoming it with the aim of avoidingthe vegetative state. On top of that, a will, will not be of muchconsideration since I wouldn’t be in the proper state to come upwith a decisive conclusion and determination of any issue.

Dr.Kevorkian perspective

Isupport Dr. Kevorkian perspective that tries to justify the need forassisted death. Based on the thought that there is no need of lettingan individual who is in an unrecoverable state of brain deathcontinue enduring pain and suffering. As a result, assisted deathwould be justifiable since no medical assistance can be provided toremedy the condition and restore the individual back to a normalstate again.


Yanke,G., Rady, M. Y., &amp Verheijde, J. L. (2016). When Brain DeathBelies Belief.&nbspJournalof Religion and Health,&nbsp55(6),2199-2213.