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Brain Death


Brain Death
  • Author : C. Machado
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2007-09-10
  • ISBN : 9780387389776
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This text provides an overview of the processes of brain death, exploring the concepts and historical approach of human death, clinical examinations of brain-dead patients, ancillary tests in coma and brain death, bioethical discussions of brain death and its relationship with some consciousness disturbances, and the legal considerations of human death. Unlike other, narrow-focus reference this book encompasses a wide spectrum of issues including medical, legal, bioethical and historical aspects.

Defining the Moment


Defining the Moment
  • Author : David Shabtai
  • Publisher : Shoresh
  • Release : 2012
  • ISBN : 0615560482
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Defining the Moment: Understanding Brain Death in Halakhah presents the halakhic approaches to understanding brain death. Modern halakhists are indeed split on whether brain death qualifies as death, with many rejecting the notion and others embracing it as meaningful. Answering this question is of life and death importance, since organs can only be transplanted from dead donors. Brain death is accepted as death in most legal systems. Ever since the concept of brain death was introduced in the 1960s, philosophers, ethicists, and religious leaders alike have argued its meaning. All modern halakhists rely on the same medical facts and their conclusions stem from the same rich halakhic corpus, yet lead to diametrically opposed conclusions. Defining the Moment first presents the science and cutting edge medicine behind the diagnosis and physiology of brain death, providing the context for evaluating and analyzing the halakhic positions. The book then provides perspective by examining the assumptions and questioning the premises of the different halakhic approaches. In comparing and contrasting the various opinions, Defining the Moment creates a 'conversation' between them, analyzing each approach in light of the sources and in response to each other. Balancing saving the recipient's life against the sanctity of the life of the potential donor, even if short-lived, is monumental and terrifying. This complexly choreographed dance puts the sanctity of both the donor and recipients' lives at its center and champions it as a halakhic ideal, advocating maximizing life whenever possible. This halakhic exploration of the issue provides a wonderful example of how the timeless Halakhah relates to our modern, highly technological, and scientific lives. Defining the Moment offers a window into this exciting and challenging chapter in the living halakhic process.

Death Brain Death and Ethics


Death  Brain Death and Ethics
  • Author : David Lamb
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1996
  • ISBN : UOM:39076001786248
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Beyond Brain Death


Beyond Brain Death
  • Author : M. Potts
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2006-04-11
  • ISBN : 9780306468827
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Beyond Brain Death offers a provocative challenge to one of the most widely accepted conclusions of contemporary bioethics: the position that brain death marks the death of the human person. Eleven chapters by physicians, philosophers, and theologians present the case against brain-based criteria for human death. Each author believes that this position calls into question the moral acceptability of the transplantation of unpaired vital organs from brain-dead patients who have continuing function of the circulatory system. One strength of the book is its international approach to the question: contributors are from the United States, the United Kingdom, Liechtenstein, and Japan. This book will appeal to a wide audience, including physicians and other health care professionals, philosophers, theologians, medical sociologists, and social workers.

Death before Dying


Death before Dying
  • Author : Gary Belkin
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2014-01-29
  • ISBN : 9780199367474
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.