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Author Belkin, Gary S.

Title Death before Dying / Gary S. Belkin.

Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2014.

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Description 1 online resource
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.
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 i.
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Subject Brain death -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Belkin, Gary S. Death before Dying. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2014 1306296900
ISBN 9780199969623 (electronic bk.)
0199969620 (electronic bk.)
1306296900 (ebk)
9781306296908 (ebk)