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The Resource Defining death : the case for choice, by Robert M. Veatch, Lainie F. Ross

Defining death : the case for choice, by Robert M. Veatch, Lainie F. Ross

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Defining death : the case for choice
Title
Defining death
Title remainder
the case for choice
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by Robert M. Veatch, Lainie F. Ross
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Language
eng
Summary
For most of human history there was little question about whether someone was dead or alive--a heartbeat or a pulse, or a foggy mirror under the nostrils, provided sufficient evidence. But in the mid-20th century, with new technologies and medical interventions that prolonged the dying process, the questions around the precise moment of death became much more complicated. Today the global medical community recognizes three general definitions of death: whole-brain, circulatory or somatic, and higher-brain. But even in the United States alone no single concept of death has the support of the majority of its citizens. Despite attempts to create and establish a uniform definition of death, physicians and policymakers continue to disagree on criteria and standards--resulting in confusion and acrimony in medicine, law, and insurance, not to mention families gathered around the bedside of a dying loved one. In this brief introduction Veatch and Ross lay out the history of this contentious issue and describe the three major definitions of death in detail. They contend that choosing a particular definition of death reflects an individual's basic religious and philosophical beliefs about what is essential to human existence. So while they propose higher-brain death as a default policy, they argue for some degree of personal choice
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Veatch, Robert M
Dewey number
616.07/8
Index
index present
LC call number
RA1063
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
W 800
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Ross, Lainie Friedman
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  • Death
  • Brain death
  • Death
  • HEALTH & FITNESS
  • MEDICAL
  • MEDICAL
  • MEDICAL
  • MEDICAL
  • MEDICAL
  • Brain death
  • Death
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Defining death : the case for choice, by Robert M. Veatch, Lainie F. Ross
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Defining death : an introduction -- The emergence of the controversy -- Groups of definitions -- The emergence of a uniform brain-oriented definition -- Irreversible vs. permanent loss of function -- Defining death and transplanting organs -- The structure of the book -- The dead donor rule and the concept of death -- The dead donor rule -- Candidates for a concept of "death" -- The public policy question -- The whole-brain concept of death -- The case for the whole-brain concept -- Criteria for the destruction of all brain functions -- Problems with the whole-brain definition : case reports -- Problems with the whole-brain definition : the alternatives -- The circulatory, or somatic, concept of death -- Measurements of death -- Circulatory death and organ procurement -- The DCD protocols -- Shewmon's somatic concept -- The two definitions of the US President's Council on Bioethics -- The higher-brain concept of death -- Which brain functions are critical? -- Altered states of consciousness : a continuum -- Measuring loss of higher-brain function -- Ancillary tests -- The legal status of death -- The conscience clause : how much individual choice can our society tolerate in defining death? -- The present state of the law -- Concepts, criteria, and the role of value pluralism -- Explicit patient choice, substituted judgment, and best interest -- Limits on the range of discretion -- The problem of order : objections to a conscience clause -- Implementation of a conscience clause -- Conclusion -- Crafting a new definition of death law -- Incorporating the higher-brain notion -- The conscience clause -- Clarification of the concept of "irreversibility" -- A proposed new definition of death for public policy purposes
Control code
937368229
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781626163560
Lccn
2016006088
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1g6s1vs
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)937368229
Label
Defining death : the case for choice, by Robert M. Veatch, Lainie F. Ross
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Defining death : an introduction -- The emergence of the controversy -- Groups of definitions -- The emergence of a uniform brain-oriented definition -- Irreversible vs. permanent loss of function -- Defining death and transplanting organs -- The structure of the book -- The dead donor rule and the concept of death -- The dead donor rule -- Candidates for a concept of "death" -- The public policy question -- The whole-brain concept of death -- The case for the whole-brain concept -- Criteria for the destruction of all brain functions -- Problems with the whole-brain definition : case reports -- Problems with the whole-brain definition : the alternatives -- The circulatory, or somatic, concept of death -- Measurements of death -- Circulatory death and organ procurement -- The DCD protocols -- Shewmon's somatic concept -- The two definitions of the US President's Council on Bioethics -- The higher-brain concept of death -- Which brain functions are critical? -- Altered states of consciousness : a continuum -- Measuring loss of higher-brain function -- Ancillary tests -- The legal status of death -- The conscience clause : how much individual choice can our society tolerate in defining death? -- The present state of the law -- Concepts, criteria, and the role of value pluralism -- Explicit patient choice, substituted judgment, and best interest -- Limits on the range of discretion -- The problem of order : objections to a conscience clause -- Implementation of a conscience clause -- Conclusion -- Crafting a new definition of death law -- Incorporating the higher-brain notion -- The conscience clause -- Clarification of the concept of "irreversibility" -- A proposed new definition of death for public policy purposes
Control code
937368229
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781626163560
Lccn
2016006088
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1g6s1vs
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)937368229

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