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The Alliance Advancement Series
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Brain Death Alliance Learning Series

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Moving Toward Better Quality and Uniformity in Brain Death Determination: Ethical and Legal Considerations
Thursday, December 16, 2021

Continuing Education Credits

1 CEPTC Credit, 1 CME Credit, 1 Nursing Contact Hour

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Original Webinar Information

Familiarity of the legal and ethical considerations related to Brain Death Declaration is critical for healthcare professionals to ensure a continued collaborative approach to patient care and family support. This webinar will present a point-counterpoint discussion on key questions and issues currently impacting brain death determination. Specific areas of focus include a review of the current criteria for brain death determination, consent requirements for brain death testing or withdrawal of the ventilator, and religious objections and exemptions.

  • Describe the current and future landscape of Brain Death Determination.
  • Assess the significance and impact of inconsistent state laws on the declaration of death.
  • Discuss ethical considerations surrounding Brain Death Declaration in Adult and Pediatric Patients.
James Bernat
James L. Bernat
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
David Greer
David M. Greer
Department of Neurology, Boston Medical Center
Erin Paquette
Erin D. Paquette
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

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