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Apnea testing is part of the protocol used to determine whether a patient is dead according to neurologic criteria. The question is, do clinicians need to obtain consent to proceed?
In a fascinating 15-minute chat, two intensivists, Drs. Patricia Kritek and Robert Truog, discuss that question and another, larger one: what is death, anyway? Their back-and-forth was prompted by a recent debate, published in Chest, between two others — a clinician and a law professor.
Have a listen, and please leave a comment to help guide future editions.Podcast 292: Informed consent and apnea testing for death — or — What is death, anyway? first appeared on Clinical Conversations.