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Avoiding Determination of Brain Death by Refusing Consent for Diagnostic Tests

Once clinicians have determined that a patient is dead by neurological criteria (DNC), they generally have no ongoing duty to “treat” that patient.  Accordingly, clinicians will stop physiological support like mechanical ventilation either im…

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