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The Resource The definition of death : contemporary controversies, edited by Stuart J. Youngner, Robert M. Arnold, and Renie Schapiro

The definition of death : contemporary controversies, edited by Stuart J. Youngner, Robert M. Arnold, and Renie Schapiro

Label
The definition of death : contemporary controversies
Title
The definition of death
Title remainder
contemporary controversies
Statement of responsibility
edited by Stuart J. Youngner, Robert M. Arnold, and Renie Schapiro
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the 1980s, following the recommendation of a presidential commission, all fifty states replaced previous cardiopulmonary definitions of death with one that also included total and irreversible cessation of brain function." "The Definition of Death: Contemporary Controversies is the first comprehensive review of the clinical, philosophical, and public policy implications of our effort to redefine the change in status from living person to corpse. Edited by Stuart J. Youngner, Robert M. Arnold, and Renie Schapiro, the book is the result of a collaboration among internationally recognized scholars from the fields of medicine, philosophy, social science, law, and religious studies. Throughout, the contributors struggle to reconcile inconsistencies and gaps in our traditional understanding of death and to respond to the public's concern that, in the determination of death under current policies, patients' interests may be compromised by the demand for organ retrieval. Their questions about the philosophical and scientific bases for determining death lead, inevitably, to more profound questions of social policy. Acknowledging that the definition of death is as much a social construct as a scientific one, the authors, in their analysis of these issues, provide a comprehensive and provocative source of information for students and scholars alike."--Jacket
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
614/.1
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
RA1063
LC item number
.D44 1999eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
W 820
NLM item number
D313 1999
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Youngner, Stuart J
  • Arnold, Robert M.
  • Schapiro, Renie
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Death
  • Brain death
  • Brain Death
  • Attitude to Death
  • Ethics, Medical
  • Décès
  • Mort cérébrale
  • MEDICAL
  • Brain death
  • Death
  • Dood
  • Public Health
  • Health & Biological Sciences
  • Legal & Forensic Medicine
Label
The definition of death : contemporary controversies, edited by Stuart J. Youngner, Robert M. Arnold, and Renie Schapiro
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Ch. 1. Brain death in cultural context: the reconstruction of death, 1967-1981-- Ch. 2. Clinical standards and technological confirmatory tests in diagnosing brain death-- Ch. 3. How much of the brain must be dead?-- Ch. 4. Refinements in the definition and criterion of death-- Ch. 5. On the brainstem criterion of death-- Ch. 6. The persisting perplexities in the determination of death-- Ch. 7. The bifurcated legal standard for determining death: does it work?-- Ch. 8. The conscience clause: how much individual choice in defining death can our society tolerate?
  • Ch. 9. The unimportance of death-- Ch. 10. American attitudes and beliefs about brain death: the empirical literature-- Ch. 11. Fundamentals of life and death: Christian fundamentalism and medical science-- Ch. 12. The definition of death in Jewish law-- Ch. 13. Brain death, ethics, and politics in Denmark-- Ch. 14. The problem of brain death: Japanese disputes about bodies and modernity-- Ch. 15. Defining death in Germany: brain death and its discontents-- Ch. 16. Dusk, dawn, and defining death: legal classifications and biological categories
  • Ch. 17. The role of the public in public policy on the definition of death-- Ch. 18. Death in a technological and pluralistic culture-- Ch. 19. Redefining death: the mirage of consensus-- Ch. 20. Where do we go from here?
Control code
50506552
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 346 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801870231
Lccn
98020216
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)50506552
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
The definition of death : contemporary controversies, edited by Stuart J. Youngner, Robert M. Arnold, and Renie Schapiro
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Ch. 1. Brain death in cultural context: the reconstruction of death, 1967-1981-- Ch. 2. Clinical standards and technological confirmatory tests in diagnosing brain death-- Ch. 3. How much of the brain must be dead?-- Ch. 4. Refinements in the definition and criterion of death-- Ch. 5. On the brainstem criterion of death-- Ch. 6. The persisting perplexities in the determination of death-- Ch. 7. The bifurcated legal standard for determining death: does it work?-- Ch. 8. The conscience clause: how much individual choice in defining death can our society tolerate?
  • Ch. 9. The unimportance of death-- Ch. 10. American attitudes and beliefs about brain death: the empirical literature-- Ch. 11. Fundamentals of life and death: Christian fundamentalism and medical science-- Ch. 12. The definition of death in Jewish law-- Ch. 13. Brain death, ethics, and politics in Denmark-- Ch. 14. The problem of brain death: Japanese disputes about bodies and modernity-- Ch. 15. Defining death in Germany: brain death and its discontents-- Ch. 16. Dusk, dawn, and defining death: legal classifications and biological categories
  • Ch. 17. The role of the public in public policy on the definition of death-- Ch. 18. Death in a technological and pluralistic culture-- Ch. 19. Redefining death: the mirage of consensus-- Ch. 20. Where do we go from here?
Control code
50506552
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 346 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801870231
Lccn
98020216
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)50506552
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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