Brain Death Book

Brain Death

  • Author : C. Machado
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2007-09-10
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 223
  • ISBN 10 : 9780387389776

Brain Death Excerpt :

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.

Beyond Brain Death Book

Beyond Brain Death

  • Author : M. Potts
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2006-04-11
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 274
  • ISBN 10 : 9780306468827

Beyond Brain Death Excerpt :

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.

Brain Death Book

Brain Death

  • Author : SR
  • Publisher : Partridge Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017-03-29
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 774
  • ISBN 10 : 9781482889147

Brain Death Excerpt :

The story has been sculptured at the backdrop of scenic beauty in a typical Indian village with overwhelming farming community. It develops current reluctance of people to transform into the nuances of the modern world naturally embedded in the story. A twist to highlight the impoverished views of the society on casteism and agony faced by a girl and her parents during the marriage had been picturized. This then graduates to the evils of female feticide and unethical medical practices. Further, it develops into the male chauvinism in administration of religious places. The misinformation about Down syndrome is brought out and that of lack of attention given by parents and father on a challenged female child is painted. Illegal methods to terminate pregnancy have also been injected without confusion. Thereafter, lack of attention given to school buses and poor state of affairs in that sector is brought out and simulated into an accident. This is then graduated to give an insight in emergency evacuation and treatment. Finally, the subject of brain death and organ transplantation has been brought in.

Finis Vitae Book

Finis Vitae

  • Author : Roberto De Mattei
  • Publisher : Rubbettino Editore
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN 10 : UVA:X030087698

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Death Before Dying Book

Death Before Dying

  • Author : Gary Stuart Belkin
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199898176

Death Before Dying Excerpt :

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.

The Comatose Patient Book

The Comatose Patient

  • Author : Eelco F.M. Wijdicks
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-04-28
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 688
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199331239

The Comatose Patient Excerpt :

The Comatose Patient, Second Edition, is a critical historical overview of the concepts of consciousness and unconsciousness, covering all aspects of coma within 100 detailed case vignettes. This comprehensive text includes principles of neurologic examination of comatose patients as well as instruction of the FOUR Score coma scale, and also discusses landmark legal cases and ethical problems. As the Chair of Division of Critical Care Neurology at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Wijdicks uses his extensive knowledge to discuss a new practical multistep approach to the diagnosis of the comatose patient. Additionally, this edition includes extensive coverage of the interpretation of neuroimaging and its role in daily practice and decision making, as well as management in the emergency room and ICU. Dr. Wijdicks details long-term supportive care and an appropriate approach to communication with family members about end-of-life decision making. In addition, video clips on neurologic examination and neurologic manifestations seen in comatose patients can be found here: All video recordings from the first edition have been reformatted and remastered for optimal use, and several more video clips of patients have also been included.

Death  Brain Death and Ethics Book

Death Brain Death and Ethics

  • Author : David Lamb
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-07-21
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000056327

Death Brain Death and Ethics Excerpt :

Originally published in 1985, this book examines the concept of death against the background of dramatic changes in medical technology. The book argues that ‘brain death’ can be precisely defined and that a biological concept of death such as ‘brain death’ can be philosophically well-grounded. It examines traditional criteria for death and various formulations of the concept of death in both medical literature and philosophical texts. Definitions of ‘brain death’ – some of which have become statute law – are critically examined. The author also examines ethical and social policy questions which arise out of attempts to redefine the boundaries of life.

Electroencephalography Book
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  • Author : Ernst Niedermeyer
  • Publisher : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 1342
  • ISBN 10 : 0781751268

Electroencephalography Excerpt :

Established in 1982 as the leading reference on electroencephalography, Drs. Niedermeyer's and Lopes da Silva's text is now in its thoroughly updated Fifth Edition. An international group of experts provides comprehensive coverage of the neurophysiologic and technical aspects of EEG, evoked potentials, and magnetoencephalography, as well as the clinical applications of these studies in neonates, infants, children, adults, and older adults. This edition includes digital EEG and advances in areas such as neurocognition. Three new chapters cover the topics of Ultra-Fast EEG Frequencies, Ultra-Slow Activity, and Cortico-Muscular Coherence. Hundreds of EEG tracings and other illustrations complement the text.

Trauma Book


  • Author : William C. Wilson
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2007-02-05
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 1384
  • ISBN 10 : 9781420016840

Trauma Excerpt :

Compiled by internationally recognized experts in trauma critical care,this sourcediscusses the entire gamut of critical care management of the trauma patient and covers several common complications and conditions treated in surgical intensive care units that are not specifically related to trauma. Utilizing evidence-based guidelines where they ex

Brain Policy Book

Brain Policy

  • Author : Robert H. Blank
  • Publisher : Georgetown University Press
  • Release Date : 1999-02-01
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN 10 : 1589012798

Brain Policy Excerpt :

Neural grafting, virtual reality, gene therapy, psychotropic drugs ... As startling new treatments emerge for disorders of the brain, new concerns are arising along with them. In the first book to examine the implications of the full range of revolutionary interventions now possible in the human brain, Robert H. Blank warns that while these new techniques may promise medical wonders, they also raise profound political questions. Our rapidly unfolding knowledge about the brain and the accompanying applications have three main policy dimensions: funding research initiatives, controlling individual use, and assessing social consequences. But underlying these aspects, Blank argues, are more disturbing issues that pose fundamental challenges to our conceptions of equality, autonomy, freedom, responsibility, and human nature itself. Brain Policy makes the key facts from the technical literature readily accessible to social scientists and general readers and points out the implications for our society. Blank first explains the structure and function of the nervous system and current theories of brain operation; he then assesses the uses and potential abuses of various intervention techniques. He identifies the public policy issues raised by discoveries in the neurosciences and calls for intensified scrutiny of the advantages and disadvantages of new technologies. Warning that the risks and dangers of the dramatic developments in neuroscience are potentially large, Blank offers a means of understanding these scientific advances and the philosophical and political issues they entail. This book will be of interest to social scientists, policy analysts, policy makers, bioethicists, scientists who want to see the bigger picture, and the informed reader with an interest in the implications of neuroscience for themselves and society.

Case Studies in Neuroanesthesia and Neurocritical Care Book

Case Studies in Neuroanesthesia and Neurocritical Care

  • Author : George A. Mashour
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2011-02-03
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781139494083

Case Studies in Neuroanesthesia and Neurocritical Care Excerpt :

The anesthetic considerations and procedures involved in the perioperative care of the neurosurgical patient are among the most complex in anesthesiology. The practice of neurosurgery and neuroanesthesiology encompasses a wide range of cases, from major spine surgery, to aneurysm clipping and awake craniotomy. Case Studies in Neuroanesthesia and Neurocritical Care provides a comprehensive view of real-world clinical practice. It contains over 90 case presentations with accompanying focussed discussions, covering the broad range of procedures and monitoring protocols involved in the care of the neurosurgical patient, including preoperative and postoperative care. The book is illustrated throughout with practical algorithms, useful tables and examples of neuroimaging. Written by leading neuroanesthesiologists, neurologists, neuroradiologists and neurosurgeons from the University of Michigan Medical School and the Cleveland Clinic, these clear, concise cases are an excellent way to prepare for specific surgical cases or to aid study for both written and oral board examinations.

Defining Death Book

Defining Death

  • Author : United States. President's Commission for the Study of Ethical Problems in Medicine and Biomedical and Behavioral Research
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1981
  • Genre: Brain death
  • Pages : 178
  • ISBN 10 : UCR:31210011633235

Defining Death Excerpt :

President's Commission for the study of ethical problems in medicine and biomedical and behavioral research.

Defining Death Book

Defining Death

  • Author : Robert M. Veatch
  • Publisher : Georgetown University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-11-03
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN 10 : 9781626163560

Defining Death Excerpt :

New technologies and medical treatments have complicated questions such as how to determine the moment when someone has died. The result is a failure to establish consensus on the definition of death and the criteria by which the moment of death is determined. This creates confusion and disagreement not only among medical, legal, and insurance professionals but also within families faced with difficult decisions concerning their loved ones. Distinguished bioethicists Robert M. Veatch and Lainie F. Ross argue that the definition of death is not a scientific question but a social one rooted in religious, philosophical, and social beliefs. Drawing on history and recent court cases, the authors detail three potential definitions of death — the whole-brain concept; the circulatory, or somatic, concept; and the higher-brain concept. Because no one definition of death commands majority support, it creates a major public policy problem. The authors cede that society needs a default definition to proceed in certain cases, like those involving organ transplantation. But they also argue the decision-making process must give individuals the space to choose among plausible definitions of death according to personal beliefs. Taken in part from the authors' latest edition of their groundbreaking work on transplantation ethics, Defining Death is an indispensable guide for professionals in medicine, law, insurance, public policy, theology, and philosophy as well as lay people trying to decide when they want to be treated as dead.