The declaration of death and the withdrawal of care in the neurologic patient

Edward M. Manno*, E. F M Wijdicks

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Abstract

Intensive care technologies have led to an increase in patients who are neurologically devastated and deceased. The practical, moral, and ethical situations encountered can be varied and challenging to manage. Decisions and discussions surrounding withdrawal of care, death by neurologic criteria, and organ donation require significant knowledge of the prognosis, ancillary testing, and definitions of these processes. Experience and skill are often required on the part of physicians and staff to guide families through these most difficult of circumstances.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)159-169
Number of pages11
JournalNeurologic Clinics
Volume24
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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