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Title Finding consciousness : the neuroscience, ethics, and law of severe brain damage / edited by Walter Sinnott-Armstrong
Edition First edition
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 2016


Description 1 online resource
Series Oxford series in neuroscience, law, and philosophy
Series in neuroscience, law, and philosophy.
Contents Finding consciousness : an introduction / by Meghan Brayton and Walter Sinnott-Armstrong -- Discussion with a caring father / by Ken Diviney and Katherine Grichnik -- The geography of unconsciousness : from apparent death to the minimally conscious state / by Jeffrey Baker -- Consciousness and death : the whole-brain formulation of death / by James L. Bernat -- Modes of consciousness / by Tim Bayne and Jakob Hohwy -- What is it like to be in a disorder of consciousness / by Caroline Schnakers -- Decoding thoughts in behaviorally non-responsive patients / by Adrian Owen and Lorina Naci -- Persistent vegetative state, akinetic mutism, and consciousness / by Will Davies and Neil Levy -- Lay attitudes to withdrawal of treatment in disorders of consciousness and their normative significance / by Jacob Gipson, Guy Kahane, and Julian Savulescu -- Moral conflict in the minimally conscious state / by Joshua Shepherd -- What's good for them? Best interests and severe disorders of consciousness / by Jennifer Hawkins -- Minimally conscious states and pain : a different approach to patient ethics / by Valerie Gray Hardcastle -- The legal circle of life / by Nita Farahany and Rachel Zacharias -- Guardianship and the injured brain : representation and the rights of patients and families / by Joseph Fins and Barbara Pohl
Summary The prominent contributors provide background information, survey the issues and positions, and take controversial stands from a wide variety of perspectives, including neuroscience and neurology, law and policy, and philosophy and ethics
Analysis consciousness, vegetative state, minimally conscious state, death, disability, pain, brain damage, neuroscience, fMRI, ethics
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
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Subject Loss of consciousness.
Brain damage.
Neurosciences -- Moral and ethical aspects
Neurosciences -- Law and legislation.
Brain -- Wounds and injuries.
Consciousness Disorders
Brain Injuries
Neurosciences -- legislation & jurisprudence
Brain Damage, Chronic
Neurosciences -- ethics
MEDICAL -- Surgery -- General.
Brain -- Wounds and injuries
Brain damage
Loss of consciousness
Neurosciences -- Law and legislation
Neurosciences -- Moral and ethical aspects
Form Electronic book
Author Sinnott-Armstrong, Walter, 1955- editor.
LC no. 2015028971
ISBN 9780190280314