Find your perfect holiday reading
Death before Dying: History, Medicine, and Brain Death (Hardback)
  • Death before Dying: History, Medicine, and Brain Death (Hardback)
zoom

Death before Dying: History, Medicine, and Brain Death (Hardback)

(author)
£52.00
Hardback 288 Pages / Published: 27/03/2014
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
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: Oxford University Press Inc
ISBN: 9780199898176
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 534 g
Dimensions: 241 x 162 x 22 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Death before Dying is a work of admirable detail and insight. It offers a useful description of the postwar work of a powerhouse Harvard committee, whose report on brain death continues to have great consequence in courts, clinics, and everyday life. * Laura Stark, Vanderbilt University, USA; Bulletin of the History of Medicine, Vol. 89, No. 4, Winter 2015 *
This work is an exploration of, in essence, a very simple neurological finding generating all sorts of vexed questions and sophistical arguments. Belkin does much right in this relevant historical work. * Eelco Wijdicks, Brain: A Journal of Neurology *

You may also be interested in...

ABC of Prehospital Emergency Medicine
Added to basket
The Dark Side
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
Critical Appraisal for FCEM
Added to basket
Oxford Handbook of Orthopaedics and Trauma
Added to basket
In Stitches
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Oxford Handbook of Critical Care
Added to basket
£32.99
Part-work (fascículo)
Emergency Triage
Added to basket
Trauma and Recovery
Added to basket
Oxford Handbook of Emergency Medicine
Added to basket
Cardiothoracic Surgery
Added to basket
Oxford Assess and Progress: Emergency Medicine
Added to basket
Oxford Handbook of Cardiology
Added to basket
£36.99
Part-work (fascículo)

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.