Research

The Angel of Death, Victorious
by Herman Matzen,
photograph by Ian McQueen

Nair-Collins, M. and Miller, F.G. 2020. Current Practice Diagnosing Brain Death is Not Consistent with Legal Statutes Requiring the Absence of All Brain Function. Journal of Intensive Care Medicine. First published July 6, 2020. [Version of record behind a paywall. Link above is the accepted manuscript.]

Nair-Collins, M. forthcoming 2021. We Die When Entropy Overwhelms Homeostasis. In: Exploring the Philosophy of Death and Dying, eds. M. Cholbi and T. Timmerman, Routledge.

Miller, F.G. and Nair-Collins, M. 2020. An Incoherent Proposal to Revise the Uniform Determination of Death Act. Hastings Bioethics Forum Essay (Hastings Center Blog).

Nair-Collins, M. and Miller, F.G. 2019. Commentary: False Positives in the Diagnosis of Brain Death. Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 28: 648-656. [Version of record behind a paywall. Link above is the accepted manuscript.]

Nair-Collins, M. 2018. The Public’s Right to Accurate and Transparent Information about Brain Death and Organ Procurement. Hastings Center Report 48:S43-S45.

Nair-Collins, M. 2018. An unquestioned assumption in the debate on the dead donor rule. Journal of Medical Ethics 2018;44:872-873. [behind paywall; contact me for article for free]

Nair-Collins, M. 2018. A Biological Theory of Death: Characterization, Justification, and Implications. Diametros 55:27-43.

Nair-Collins, M. 2018. Responsibility for Poor Health Status of Lower Income People Must Account for Morally Blameworthy Decisions Made by Employers Who Exploit Them. The American Journal of Bioethics 18:17-19. [behind paywall, contact me for the paper for free]

Nair-Collins, M. 2017. Can the Brain-Dead Be Harmed or Wronged? On the Moral Status of Brain Death and Its Implications for Organ Transplantation.  Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 27:525-559.

Nair-Collins, M. 2017. Medical Futility and Involuntary Passive Euthanasia. Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 60:415-422.

Nair-Collins, M. and Miller, F.G. 2017.  Do the “Brain Dead” Merely Appear to be Alive?

Nair-Collins, M., Northrup, J., Olcese, J. 2016. Hypothalamic-Pituitary Function in Brain Death: A Review . Journal of Intensive Care Medicine 31:41-50.

Nair-Collins, M. and Miller, F.G. 2016. Is Heart Transplantation After Circulatory Death Compatible with the Dead Door Rule? Journal of Medical Ethics 42:319-320. [behind a paywall, contact me for the article for free]

Nair-Collins, M. 2015.  Taking Science Seriously in the Debate on Death and Organ Transplantation.  Hastings Center Report 45:38-48. [Behind a paywall.  Contact me for the article for free.]

Nair-Collins, M., Green, SR, Sutin, AR. 2015.  Abandoning the Dead Donor Rule? A National Survey of Public Views on Death and Organ Donation.  Journal of Medical Ethics 41:297-302.

Nair-Collins, M. 2015. Laying Futility to Rest. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 40:554-583.

Nair-Collins, M. 2015. Clinical and Ethical Perspectives on Brain DeathMedicolegal and Bioethics 5:69-80.

Nair-Collins, M. and Gerend, MA. 2015. Moral Evaluations of Organ Transplantation Influence Judgments of Death and Causation.  Neuroethics 8:283–297

Nair-Collins, M. 2013.  Brain Death, Paternalism, and the Language of “Death”  Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 23:53-104.

Nair-Collins, M. 2013. Professor Gert’s Views on Death: An Analysis and Critique. American Philosophical Association Newsletter on Philosophy and Medicine 12:20-25.

Nair-Collins, M. 2013. Representation in Biological Systems: Teleofunction, Etiology, and Structural Preservation. In: L. Swan, ed. Origins of Mind. Springer.

Nair-Collins, M. and Hitt, J.M. 2012. Justice, Profound Neurological Injury, and Brain Death. In: Medicine and Social Justice, 2nd edition. Eds: Rhodes, R., Battin, M. and Silvers, A. Oxford University Press.

Nair-Collins, M. 2010. Death, Brain Death, and the Limits of Science. Journal of Law, Medicine, and Ethics.  38:667-683. [Behind a paywall. Contact me for the paper for free.]

Collins, M. 2010. Reevaluating the Dead Donor Rule. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 35:154-179. [Behind a paywall; contact me for the article for free]

Collins, M. 2010. The Nature and Implementation of Representation in Biological Systems. PhD Dissertation, CUNY Graduate Center, Department of Philosophy.

Collins, M. 2009. Consent for Organ Retrieval Cannot be Presumed. HEC Forum 21:71-106. [Behind a paywall, contact me for the article for free]

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