wes431

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.I have seen this questions before and was wondering what would be the best response..

.A patient is on life support but is brain dead, verified by other MDs, including a neurologist. She has no living will. Patient's brother says she would have wanted to be kept on life support. What do you do? .
 

FutureInternist

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.I have seen this questions before and was wondering what would be the best response..

.A patient is on life support but is brain dead, verified by other MDs, including a neurologist. She has no living will. Patient's brother says she would have wanted to be kept on life support. What do you do? .
Get a brain scan....If no blood flow, you HAVE to declare the patient dead.