Brain death diagnosis should be supported by uniform laws, policies: AAN
By Admin | March 11, 2019
"The American Academy of Neurology believes that a specific, uniform standard for the determination of brain death is critically important to provide the highest quality patient-centered neurologic and end-of-life care," Dr. James A. Russell from Lahey Hospital and Medical Center, Burlington, MA, told Reuters Health in an email interview.
The Uniform Determination of Death Act (UDDA), published in 1981, was proposed by the American Bar Association, the American Medical Association, the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws, and the President's Commission for the Study of Ethical Problems in Medicine and Biomedical and Behavioral Research as a uniform definition of death with the intention of being adopted in every US jurisdiction.
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