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The haunted heart and the Holy Ghost: on retrieval, donation and death

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This enquiry examines problems which haunt the “heart” and its donation. It begins by examining the heart’s enduring significance for culturally mediated self-understanding, vulnerability to misunderstanding and abuse and relevance to challenging the determination of death by neurological criteria. Despite turns to brain-centred selfconceptions, the heart remains haunted by the hybrid experiences of identity accompanying organ transplant, the relational significance attached to dead hearts wi...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1136/medhum-2020-011870

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Theology Faculty
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Sir Halley Stewart Trust More from this funder
Publisher:
BMJ Publishing Group Publisher's website
Journal:
Medical Humanities Journal website
Volume:
46
Issue:
4
Pages:
362-371
Publication date:
2020-08-03
Acceptance date:
2020-06-19
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EISSN:
1473-4265
ISSN:
1468-215X
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1113969
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pubs:1113969
Deposit date:
2020-06-22

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