Prolonging death is no triumph

August 2017
Prolonging Death is No Triumph;8/1/2017, pA26
Primary Source Document
Discusses the consequences of using a mechanical device in patients to prolong life. The case of Dr. Barney Clark, who received a mechanical heart at the University of Utah Medical Center; How the US National Institutes of Health are trying to draw up criteria for what kind of device is acceptable therapy; Drawbacks in using a mechanical device, including questions of quality of life for the user.


Related Articles

  • Artificial heart. Stover, Dawn // Popular Science;Feb99, Vol. 254 Issue 2, p11 

    Cites the implantation of the first permanent mechanical heart in a patient, Barney Clark, in 1982. Scientists' use of temporary heart implants in the 1960s to keep patients alive while they waited for heart transplants; Polyurethane heart implanted in Clark as designed by Willem J. Kolff and...

  • He had a big heart. Marton, Betty // AHA News;04/13/98, Vol. 34 Issue 14, p7 

    Features Barney Clark, a patient afflicted with heart disease who undergone an experimental artificial heart transplant and died in March 23, 1983. Information on the artificial heart transplanted of Clark; Effects of the operation to Clark; Why Clark undergone other types of operations.

  • Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night. Rosenblatt, Roger // Time;12/20/1982, Vol. 120 Issue 25, p88 

    The article reports on the issues concerning the physiology of the heart. Doctor Barney Clark of Utah was being fitted for an artificial heart. Charles Brooks Jr. of Texas died because his heart stopped beating due to doses of sodium thiopental, pavulon and potassium chlored being administered...

  • Courage and character, leaders and legends: an interview with William DeVries, MD. Ohler, Linda // Progress in Transplantation;Jun2008, Vol. 18 Issue 2, p71 

    The author focuses on Doctor William DeVries, who performed a surgery to implant the Jarvik-7 total artificial heart in Doctor Barney Clark in 1980s. DeVries implanted artificial hearts in human cadavers to determine the capacity of the devices in humans and in animals to determine its long-term...

  • Untitled.  // New Yorker;2/18/1956, Vol. 31 Issue 53, p117 

    The article presents quotes from Barney Clark about the Chevrolet Corvette as an advertisement in "The New Yorker." Clark speaks about liking fast cars and how the Corvette reflects the splendor of the same breed of cars. The article ends with a humorous comment about how wordy Clark is and that...

  • Oliver Twist.  // Boxoffice;Aug2005, Vol. 141 Issue 8, p22 

    Focuses on the motion picture "Oliver Twist" starring Ben Kinsley and Barney Clark. Plot of the movie.

  • Doctors face ethical questions on death.  // Commentary;Apr86, Vol. 81 Issue 4, p23 

    No abstract available.

  • Ethics committees as corporate and public policy advocates. Cohen, C.B. // Hastings Center Report;Sep/Oct90, Vol. 20 Issue 5, p36 

    Argues that changes in the structure of the health care system in the '90s will create new roles for ethics committees. Cost containment policies; Profit maximization.

  • Business ethics in ethics committees? Boyles, P. // Hastings Center Report;Sep/Oct90, Vol. 20 Issue 5, p37 

    Examines whether or not business ethics is the proper domain of ethic committees. Conflicts of interest; Procedural and substantive issues.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics