Integrity in the Determination of Brain Death: Recent Challenges and Next Steps

April 11, 2024


The failure of recent efforts to resolve an important dispute regarding the determination of brain death instead revealed a decisive breakdown in the public consensus on death and organ donation. This breakdown has profound implications for the entire field of organ transplantation, from organ donors and recipients to everyone playing a role in this important endeavor. Catholic health care institutions and professionals should act to help resolve the critical issues and questions at stake.

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