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The Resource Death before dying, Gary S. Belkin

Death before dying, Gary S. Belkin

Label
Death before dying
Title
Death before dying
Statement of responsibility
Gary S. Belkin
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Brain death-the condition of a non-functioning brain, has been widely adopted around the world as a definition of death since it was detailed in a report by an ad hoc committee of Harvard Medical School faculty in 1968. It also remains a focus of controversy and debate, an early source of criticism and scrutiny of the bioethics movement. Death before dying: history, medicine, and brain death looks at the work of the Committee in a way that has not been attempted before in terms of tracing back the context of its own sources-the reasoning of it Chair, Henry K Beecher, and the care of patients in coma and knowledge about coma and consciousness at the time. That history requires re-thinking the debate over brain death that followed which has tended to cast the committee's work in ways this book questions. This book, then, also questions common assumptions about the place of bioethics in medicine. This book discusses if the advent of bioethics has distorted and limited the possibilities for harnessing medicine for social progress. It challenges historical scholarship of medicine to be more curious about how medical knowledge can work as a potentially innovative source of values"--Publisher's description
Member of
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Belkin, Gary S.
Dewey number
616.07/8
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
RA1063.3
LC item number
.B45 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2014 D-951
  • W 820
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Brain death
  • Brain Death
  • Bioethical Issues
  • Consciousness
Label
Death before dying, Gary S. Belkin
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Strange business -- The justification : Beecher's ethics -- The law -- The criteria I : the waking brain and the discourse of consciousness -- The criteria II : the working brain and the comatose patient -- Brain death after Beecher and the limits of bioethics
Control code
855888980
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxviii, 256 pages
Isbn
9780199898176
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2013033106
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)855888980
Label
Death before dying, Gary S. Belkin
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Strange business -- The justification : Beecher's ethics -- The law -- The criteria I : the waking brain and the discourse of consciousness -- The criteria II : the working brain and the comatose patient -- Brain death after Beecher and the limits of bioethics
Control code
855888980
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxviii, 256 pages
Isbn
9780199898176
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2013033106
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)855888980

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