Disputes over Diagnosing Death: Is It Ethical to Test for Death by Neurologic Criteria over Parental Objection?

Title

Disputes over Diagnosing Death: Is It Ethical to Test for Death by Neurologic Criteria over Parental Objection?

Creator

Eisenberg LR

Publisher

The American Journal of Bioethics

Date

2023

Subject

Diagnosis; Female; Child Preschool; Ethics Medical; Intracranial Pressure; Parental Attitudes; Brain Death; Dissent and Disputes; Neurologic Examination; Consent; Ethical Issues; Resuscitation Cardiopulmonary

Description

The article focuses on unpredictable patients diagnosis with death by neurological criteria (DNC) and mentions harm caused by overriding parent's denial in case of Maddie Reece who died of drowning. Topics discussed include team helped to understand perspective of patients through parental objection, trust between team and family promoted by testing for DNC, and empathy offered to parents of Maddie in their grief.

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Citation List Month

April List 2023

Collection

Citation

Eisenberg LR, “Disputes over Diagnosing Death: Is It Ethical to Test for Death by Neurologic Criteria over Parental Objection?,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed May 24, 2024, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/19020.