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BRAIN DEATH — A CURRENT PROBLEM OF OUR TIME

Monika Saran, Brygida Krucinska, Lukasz Czyzewski
DOI: 10.5603/DEMJ.2018.0003
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Disaster Emerg Med J 2018;3(1):12-14.

open access

Vol 3, No 1 (2018)
REVIEW ARTICLE
Published online: 2018-06-12

Abstract

The concept of brain death is a complex philosophical and medical construct which, despite the passage of time and strictly defined deadlines, is incomprehensible and unacceptable for a section of society. The diagnosis of brain death allows one not only to end the pursuit of persistent therapy, but also to collect organs for transplantation and thus help people who have been condemned to death so far. The purpose of this article is to show the public’s fears about stating the death of the brain, to realize that the death of the brain is equal to the death of an individual and a reminder of the criteria and rules for the recognition of death by doctors.

Abstract

The concept of brain death is a complex philosophical and medical construct which, despite the passage of time and strictly defined deadlines, is incomprehensible and unacceptable for a section of society. The diagnosis of brain death allows one not only to end the pursuit of persistent therapy, but also to collect organs for transplantation and thus help people who have been condemned to death so far. The purpose of this article is to show the public’s fears about stating the death of the brain, to realize that the death of the brain is equal to the death of an individual and a reminder of the criteria and rules for the recognition of death by doctors.

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Keywords

brain death, dying, death criteria

About this article
Title

BRAIN DEATH — A CURRENT PROBLEM OF OUR TIME

Journal

Disaster and Emergency Medicine Journal

Issue

Vol 3, No 1 (2018)

Pages

12-14

Published online

2018-06-12

DOI

10.5603/DEMJ.2018.0003

Bibliographic record

Disaster Emerg Med J 2018;3(1):12-14.

Keywords

brain death
dying
death criteria

Authors

Monika Saran
Brygida Krucinska
Lukasz Czyzewski

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