End-of-life care in Muslim brain-dead patients: a 10-year experience.

  title={End-of-life care in Muslim brain-dead patients: a 10-year experience.},
  author={Imran Abd Khalid and Wasfy J Hamad and Tabindeh Jabeen Khalid and Mazen Kadri and Ismael A Qushmaq},
  journal={The American journal of hospice & palliative care},
  volume={30 5},
BACKGROUND In Muslim countries, end-of-life practices in Muslim brain-dead patients are unknown. We conducted this study to evaluate this issue. RESULTS We identified 42 brain-dead patients between 2001 and 2011. The expectant terminal extubation occurred only in 5. Largely due to family opposition, 2 patients remained "full code," and rests were "do not attempt resuscitation" with varying usage of "life-sustaining" therapies. Only 2 out of 24 eligible patients donated organs. There was… CONTINUE READING
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