When Brain Death Belies Belief

  title={When Brain Death Belies Belief},
  author={Greg Yanke and M. Rady and J. Verheijde},
  journal={Journal of Religion and Health},
  • Greg Yanke, M. Rady, J. Verheijde
  • Published 2016
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of Religion and Health
  • The case of Jahi McMath has reignited a discussion concerning how society should define death. Despite pronouncing McMath brain dead based on the American Academy of Neurology criteria, the court ordered continued mechanical ventilation to accommodate the family’s religious beliefs. Recent case law suggests that the potential for a successful challenge to the neurologic criteria of death provisions of the Uniform Determination of Death Act are greater than ever in the majority of states that… CONTINUE READING
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