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The Resource The law of life and death, Elizabeth Price Foley

The law of life and death, Elizabeth Price Foley

Label
The law of life and death
Title
The law of life and death
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Price Foley
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Synopsis: Are you alive? What makes you so sure? Most people believe this question has a clear answer-that some law defines our status as living (or not) for all purposes. But they are dead wrong. In this pioneering study, Elizabeth Price Foley examines the many, and surprisingly ambiguous, legal definitions of what counts as human life and death. Foley reveals that "not being dead" is not necessarily the same as being alive, in the eyes of the law. People, pre-viable fetuses, and post-viable fetuses have different sets of legal rights, which explains the law's seemingly inconsistent approach to stem cell research, in vitro fertilization, frozen embryos, in utero embryos, contraception, abortion, homicide, and wrongful death. In a detailed analysis that is sure to be controversial, Foley shows how the need for more organ transplants and the need to conserve health care resources are exerting steady pressure to expand the legal definition of death. As a result, death is being declared faster than ever before. The "right to die," Foley worries, may be morphing slowly into an obligation to die. Foley's balanced, accessible chapters explore the most contentious legal issues of our time-including cryogenics, feticide, abortion, physician-assisted suicide, brain death, vegetative and minimally conscious states, informed consent, and advance directives-across constitutional, contract, tort, property, and criminal law. Ultimately, she suggests, the inconsistencies and ambiguities in U.S. laws governing life and death may be culturally, and perhaps even psychologically, necessary for an enormous and diverse country like ours
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Foley, Elizabeth Price
Dewey number
344.7304/19
Index
index present
LC call number
KF3827.D4
LC item number
F65 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2011 E-433
  • W 33 AA1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Death
  • Life and death, Power over
  • Life and death, Power over
  • Right to life
  • Right to die
  • Euthanasia
  • Brain Death
  • Death
  • Death Certificates
  • Ethics, Medical
  • Value of Life
  • United States
  • LAW
  • LAW
  • Death
  • Euthanasia
  • Life and death, Power over
  • Life and death, Power over
  • Right to die
  • Right to life
  • United States
Label
The law of life and death, Elizabeth Price Foley
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-296) 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
Statutory and common law life -- Constitutional life -- Cardiopulmonary death -- Brain death -- Constitutional death -- Not dead yet -- Unbeing dead isn't being alive
Control code
753976784
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (304 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674060906
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1j3j55
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)753976784
Label
The law of life and death, Elizabeth Price Foley
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-296) 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
Statutory and common law life -- Constitutional life -- Cardiopulmonary death -- Brain death -- Constitutional death -- Not dead yet -- Unbeing dead isn't being alive
Control code
753976784
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (304 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674060906
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1j3j55
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)753976784

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