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Changing Mortality Patterns and Causes of Death

Zhongwei Zhao

in Transition and Challenge: China's Population at the Beginning of the 21st Century

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199299294
eISBN:
9780191715082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199299294.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter investigates the changes in age patterns of death and sex differentials in mortality. It also examines changes in causes of death and their impacts on China's mortality patterns. It ... More


Fetal Pathology and Social Obstetrics

Robert Woods

in Death before Birth: Fetal Health and Mortality in Historical Perspective

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199542758
eISBN:
9780191715358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542758.003.0006
Subject:
History, Social History

During the early years of the 20th century the pathologists held sway. Their detailed post-mortem examinations of fetuses promised to provide answers about causes of death. But the relatively small ... More


Diabetes and Mortality

Sharon H. Saydah and Mark S. Eberhardt

in Diabetes Public Health: From Data to Policy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195317060
eISBN:
9780199871544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195317060.003.0013
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter summarizes the changes in diabetes mortality for the entire population and among persons with diabetes. It examines sociodemographic differences in deaths from diabetes and the ... More


Information from dead and dying birds

John E. Cooper

in Bird Ecology and Conservation: A Handbook of Techniques

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198520863
eISBN:
9780191706189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198520863.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter describes methods used to obtain information relevant to studies of ecology and conservation from dead birds. Collection of dead birds from the field and their storage are described. ... More


Making the Case for Heart Disease

Stefan Timmermans

in Postmortem: How Medical Examiners Explain Suspicious Deaths

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226803982
eISBN:
9780226804002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226804002.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter examines issues surrounding the determination of the cause of death as being heart disease in forensic investigation. It presents an observation about medical examiners who often wrote ... More


Mortality Crises in a Historical Perspective: The European Experience

Massimo Livi Bacci

in The Mortality Crisis in Transitional Economies

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198297413
eISBN:
9780191685347
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198297413.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter deals with the past occurrences of mortality crises in Europe. However, as the study raises, there is no definite and exact definition of mortality crises: thus, the study establishes ... More


Alcohol as a Cause of Mortality in Societies Undergoing Rapid Transition to Market Economy  

Jacek Moskalewicz, Bogdan Wojtyniak, and Daniel Rabczenko

in The Mortality Crisis in Transitional Economies

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198297413
eISBN:
9780191685347
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198297413.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter focuses on the contributions or effects of alcohol consumption to mortality rate at the time when Estonia, former GDR, Poland, Russia, Lithuania and Latvia are at the rapid pace of ... More


Consent and Refusal

L.W. Sumner

in Assisted Death: A Study in Ethics and Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199607983
eISBN:
9780191729652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199607983.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter begins the ethical discussion by examining the widely held consensus that patients have the right to refuse medical treatment, including life‐sustaining treatment. It opens by outlining ... More


Death

Peter Hoskin and Wendy Makin

in Oncology for Palliative Medicine

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780192628114
eISBN:
9780191730115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192628114.003.0027
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Pain Management and Palliative Pharmacology

One in every four people in the United Kingdom dies from cancer. This dreaded disease develops in over 50 per cent in the population aged 65 and above while more than 20 per cent of people aged 75 ... More


A Baby Died. Where Were the Parents?

Stefan Timmermans

in Postmortem: How Medical Examiners Explain Suspicious Deaths

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226803982
eISBN:
9780226804002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226804002.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter discusses forensic investigation of the cause of infant death. The work of medical examiners in these cases involves simply conducting an autopsy to document the damage of the trauma and ... More


Maternal Mortality and Severe Maternal Morbidity

K.S. Joseph

in Reproductive and Perinatal Epidemiology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195387902
eISBN:
9780199895328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387902.003.0054
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology

Maternal mortality and severe maternal morbidity have received increasing attention in both industrialized and less industrialized countries in recent years. The definition of maternal death and its ... More


Cruel Fire: The Physicians Explain James I’s Death

Alastair Bellany and Thomas Cogswell

in The Murder of King James I

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300214963
eISBN:
9780300217827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300214963.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter examines the royal physicians' account of James I's death. When the king fell ill in early March 1625, few doubted that he would soon recover. On 16 March 1625, nearly two weeks into ... More


Epidemiologic Profiles of Global Health and Disease

Anne-Emanuelle Birn, Yogan Pillay, and Timothy H. Holtz

in Textbook of Global Health

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780199392285
eISBN:
9780199392315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199392285.003.0006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology

Taking a population and global perspective, this chapter examines a range of morbidity and mortality patterns over the life course—from infants to elderly populations—and health concerns that are ... More


Introduction

Milton J. Lewis

in Medicine and Care of the Dying: A Modern History

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780195175486
eISBN:
9780199999903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195175486.003.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

This introductory chapter discusses briefly the history of care of the dying in the Anglo-Saxon countries. It reveals that the development of modern urban-industrial society was marked by a ... More


The last few days of life

Emma Thompson and Andrew Davies

in Palliative Care Consultations in Head and Neck Cancer

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780198530749
eISBN:
9780191730467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198530749.003.0011
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter reviews the literature on the terminal phase of head and neck cancer patients. It attempts to provide some practical advice about the management of common problems that might be ... More


Causes of Death

Michael Anderson and Corinne Roughley

in Scotland's Populations from the 1850s to Today

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198805830
eISBN:
9780191843747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805830.003.0017
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The principal reported causes of death have changed dramatically since the 1860s, though changes in categorization of causes and improved diagnosis make it difficult to be precise about timings. ... More


The Changing Nature of Death in America

Howard Ball

in At Liberty to Die: The Battle for Death with Dignity in America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814791042
eISBN:
9780814769751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814791042.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter explores the “medicalization” of death phenomenon that emerged during the twentieth century and how it led some people to seek out a merciful way to end their lives with the assistance ... More


Notification, Transportation, and Farewell

Abby Burnett

in Gone to the Grave: Burial Customs of the Arkansas Ozarks, 1850-1950

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781628461114
eISBN:
9781626740624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461114.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Notifying the community that a burial was to take place was challenging in communities having only a weekly newspaper. A variety of means were employed: bells, party-line phones, word of mouth, ... More


1 The Changing Nature of Death in America

Howard Ball

in At Liberty to Die: The Battle for Death with Dignity in America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814791042
eISBN:
9780814769751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814791042.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter explores the “medicalization” of death phenomenon that emerged during the twentieth century and how it led some people to seek out a merciful way to end their lives with the assistance ... More


Spatial Variations in Mortality and its Causes

Michael Anderson and Corinne Roughley

in Scotland's Populations from the 1850s to Today

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198805830
eISBN:
9780191843747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805830.003.0018
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Scottish nineteenth mortality statistics are unusual in distinguishing death rates and causes grouped by the population size of localities, and also separately for many of the larger towns. Larger ... More


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