Death and consciousness––an overview of the mental and cognitive experience of death

  title={Death and consciousness––an overview of the mental and cognitive experience of death},
  author={S. Parnia},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  • S. Parnia
  • Published 2014
  • Medicine
  • Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
  • Advances in resuscitation science have indicated that, contrary to perception, death by cardiorespiratory criteria can no longer be considered a specific moment but rather a potentially reversible process that occurs after any severe illness or accident causes the heart, lungs, and brain to stop functioning. The resultant loss of vital signs of life (and life processes) is used to declare a specific time of death by physicians globally. When medical attempts are made to reverse this process, it… CONTINUE READING
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