Volume 66 2000

Beyond Brain Death

The Case Against Brain Based Criteria for Human Death


ISBN: 978-0-7923-6578-5 (Print) 978-0-306-46882-7 (Online)
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Table of contents (12 chapters)

  1. Book Chapter

    Pages 1-20

    Introduction: Beyond Brain Death

  2. Book Chapter

    Pages 21-89

    Brain Death—the Patient, the Physician, and Society

  3. Book Chapter

    Pages 91-119

    Metaphysical Misgivings about “Brain Death”

  4. Book Chapter

    Pages 121-138

    Pro-Life Support of the Whole Brain Death Criterion: A Problem of Consistency

  5. Book Chapter

    Pages 139-158

    The Demise of “Brain Death” in Britain

  6. Book Chapter

    Pages 159-169

    Brain Stem Death: A United Kingdom Anaesthetist’s View

  7. Book Chapter

    Pages 171-190

    Brain Death and Cardiac Transplantation: Historical Background and Unsettled Controversies in Japan

  8. Book Chapter

    Pages 191-199

    Philosophical and Cultural Attitudes Against Brain Death and Organ Transplantation in Japan

  9. Book Chapter

    Pages 201-227

    Brain Death and Euthanasia

  10. Book Chapter

    Pages 229-235

    The Moment of Death and the Morally Safer Path

  11. Book Chapter

    Pages 237-247

    A Narrative Case Against Brain Death

  12. Book Chapter

    Pages 249-258

    Organ Transplantation, Brain Death and the Slippery Slope: A Neurosurgeon’s Perspective