C208 - Contemporary Concerns About Brain Death Determination

Event Time: Thursday May 9, 2019 7:00 am to 9:00 am
Topic(s): Practice, Policy, and Ethics
Director(s): Ariane Lewis MD
Description: Despite the fact that brain death has achieved widespread medical and legal acceptance for nearly fifty years, medical, social, and legal controversies associated with determination of death by neurologic criteria persist. This course will review guidelines for declaration of brain death and examine contemporary challenges to brain death determination. We will also address the AAN Brain Death Working Group's actions and recommendations to approach, avoid, and abrogate these controversies.
Completion Message: Course attendees will be knowledgeable about the AAN's guidelines for declaration of brain death; contemporary clinical, ethical and legal challenges to brain death determination; and the AAN Brain Death Working Group's actions and recommendations to approach, avoid, and abrogate these controversies.
CME Credits: 2
Core Competencies: Patient Care, Interpersonal and Communication Skills, Professionalism, Medical Knowledge, Practice-Based Learning and Improvement

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