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Mon, Dec 30, 2013 -- 10:00 AM

Defining Brain Death


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An image of an MRI scan.
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An image of an MRI scan.

A judge ruled last week that an Oakland girl whose family wants her kept on life support is legally dead. The family wants her moved to long-term care. We'll speak with physicians and ethicists about the definition of brain death, and confer with a grief counselor about how to make the difficult decision to remove a loved one from life support.

Host: Dave Iverson

Guests:

  • Chris Taich, director of bereavement services at the Pathways Home Health and Hospice in Sunnyvale
  • David Greer, professor of neurology and neurosurgery at the Yale School of Medicine
  • David Magnus, director of the Center for Biomedical Ethics, Thomas A. Raffin Professor of Medicine and Biomedical Ethics and professor of pediatrics at Stanford University

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