Persistence of brain activity during the dying process

A recent study conducted in dying patients, published in the [...]

When the level of consciousness is compromised: Ethical implications for the care of unresponsive patients

A recent article, published in the prestigious scientific journal BMC [...]

Should the concept of brain death be reviewed in the United States?

“The discussion of brain death should arguably focus on the [...]

Technological advances in Intensive Care Units could make end-of-life decisions difficult

An article published in The Economist newspaper on August 26, [...]

Review of near-death experiences after clinical death

Near-death experiences are triggered during singular life-threatening episodes when the body is injured by a heart attack, shock, or blunt trauma such as an explosion or a fall. These events share broad commonalities: becoming pain-free, seeing a bright light at the end of a tunnel, or detaching from one's body and floating above it and even flying off into space. Why the mind should experience the struggle to sustain its operations in the face of a loss of blood flow and oxygen as positive and blissful rather than as panic-inducing remains a mystery.

Organ donation in Pediatrics and Neonatal Medicine. Sensitive ethical and medical topic

Recently, an article entitled “National Recommendations on Pediatric Donation” was [...]

Diagnostic tests for brain death: this is the time for universal uniformity

A controversial critical issue for the organ transplantation system: the [...]

Palliative care shortage in Latin America is greater than developed countries

Palliative care is a patient right  Since its introduction in [...]

The term “medically assisted dying” (MAD) is misleading when referring to euthanasia and assisted suicide

Along with the objective, medical and ethical problems posed by [...]

Baby born to brain-dead mother reignited debate over brain-dead criteria

Talented canoeist Catarina Sequeira, 26, had been declared brain dead [...]

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