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Medical Brain Death Is Not Legal Death

I recorded this brief video that explains why medical brain death is not legal brain death.  Since most organ donors are not legally dead, there is widespread noncompliance with the dead donor rule. Consequently, we have three choices:Decide that the … Continue reading

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Top Brain Injury Rehabilitation Centers in Chicago

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can have lifelong and devastating effects. Anyone who sustained it must go through rehabilitation. Rehabilitation works with your body’s natural healing abilities to encourage recovery as effectively as possible. It also channels the relearning skills … Continue reading

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Brain Death Bioethics:Fundamental Principles and Emerging Issues

I had a great time attending the Eighth Annual Great Lakes Palliative Care Conference in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin yesterday. I presented "Brain Death Bioethics:Fundamental Principles and Emerging Issues." Read more detail on Recent Health Care Law posts –

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Raising Consciousness? Minimally Conscious States, Brain Death and our Growing Understanding of Disorders of Consciousness

If you are in Houston on May 9th, have an Italian dinner and discuss brain death with Dr. Savitri Fedson. Register here for "Raising Consciousness? Minimally Conscious States, Brain Death and our Growing Understanding of Disorders of Consciousness." “I think … Continue reading

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Understanding Brain Death – Patient Educational Videos

Because death determined by neurological criteria is such a difficult diagnosis to understand and accept, it is important that the educational effort be extraordinary. Fortunately, professional societies and other organizations are developing more educational materials.  Perhaps most notable is the … Continue reading

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