New Yorker article on brain death getting a lot of attention

David L Meyers dm0015 at COMCAST.NET
Mon Feb 5 02:24:25 UTC 2018


This very thought-provoking story involves ethics, diagnosis of brain death, family and cultural values, but there also seems to have been a delay in diagnosing and addressing the surgical complication which set this tragedy in motion. Long but worth the read:

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/02/05/what-does-it-mean-to-die <https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/02/05/what-does-it-mean-to-die> 

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