Alister Browne

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Elective ventilation (EV) is ventilation applied, not in the interest of patients, but in order to secure transplantable organs. It carries with it a small risk that patients who would otherwise have died will survive in a persistent vegetative state. Is EV ever justifiable? We argue: (1) The only thing which can justify exposing patients to risk not taken(More)
BACKGROUND Dissatisfied with the frequently adversarial nature of relationships with clients who use alcohol or drugs while rehabilitation inpatients, and the often less than optimal outcomes for these individuals, the Spinal Cord Program at the G.F. Strong Rehabilitation Center in Vancouver, BC, decided to pilot a new approach. OBJECTIVE The goal of the(More)
T he practice of transplantation the world over is governed by the dead donor rule: non-paired vital organs can be retrieved only from patients who are dead. It is therefore important to have clear criteria for the determination of death. Most transplant-able organs come from patients who are declared dead by neurologic criteria. These patients are called(More)