Cessation of medical support and the issue of authorization in patients diagnosed as brain death


Tepehan S., Elmas I.

MEDICAL JOURNAL OF BAKIRKOY, vol.12, no.4, pp.207-212, 2016 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.5350/btdmjb201612406
  • Title of Journal : MEDICAL JOURNAL OF BAKIRKOY
  • Page Numbers: pp.207-212

Abstract

Objective: Considering brain death as legal death plays an important role in both provision of organ transplants and cessation of medical support. Another aspect of this issue is to decide who will have authorization for cessation of medical support. In this study, medical, legal and ethical aspects of the issue were dealt with data collected through a questionnaire.