How Should Clinicians Respond When Patients' Loved Ones Do Not See "Brain Death" as Death?
Two commentaries respond to a case. Each considers religious or cultural values that sometimes conflict with medical standards of practice or law. These conflicts frequently occur at the end of life when stress and tensions are high and, if not handled carefully, can escalate and cause tremendous pain.
Weiner, R., & Sheer, R. (2020). How Should Clinicians Respond When Patients' Loved Ones Do Not See "Brain Death" as Death?. AMA Journal of Ethics, 22 (12), 995-1003. https://doi.org/10.1001/amajethics.2020.995