The Resource Competent persons, identity, and mortal decisions, by Cynthia McWilliams

Competent persons, identity, and mortal decisions, by Cynthia McWilliams

Label
Competent persons, identity, and mortal decisions
Title
Competent persons, identity, and mortal decisions
Statement of responsibility
by Cynthia McWilliams
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This dissertation is an attempt at a plausible response to the following questions. (1) When are we justified in treating a patient as the same person at two different times? (2) When can we judge a person to be competent to make her own health care decisions? (3) When are we justified in assuming an individual is a person? (4) Who should make life-and-death health care decisions for an individual? An examination of three actual medical cases of questionable persistence through time is followed by a discussion of both the criteria for judging an individual to be a person and those for judging a person to be competent, as well as a critical examination of criteria for judging identity through time. In the end, I offer a four-step procedure for determining how health care decision-making in general should proceed along with conclusions regarding the fate of the three patients from the cases in question
Additional physical form
Also available on the Internet.
Cataloging source
MUU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McWilliams, Cynthia
Degree
Ph. D.
Dissertation year
2001.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Granting institution
University of Missouri-Columbia
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • theses
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Patients
  • Medical care
  • Social intelligence
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Mortality
Target audience
specialized
Label
Competent persons, identity, and mortal decisions, by Cynthia McWilliams
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Typescript
  • Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (leaves 148-150)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
48910757
Dimensions
29 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
v, 151 leaves
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Competent persons, identity, and mortal decisions, by Cynthia McWilliams
Publication
Note
  • Typescript
  • Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (leaves 148-150)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
48910757
Dimensions
29 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
v, 151 leaves
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote

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