Emerging Topics in Catholic Health Care Ethics, Webinar 1: Brain Death: Are Neurological Criteria Sufficient for Declaring Death?

A New Ethics Webinar Series Co-sponsored by the Catholic Health Association in cooperation with
Georgetown University Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics
Loyola University Chicago Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics and Healthcare Leadership
Saint Louis University Albert Gnaegi Center for Health Care Ethics

In our ongoing commitment to provide timely, relevant information about emerging issues for Catholic health care, the Catholic Health Association is offering a monthly series of webinars to address and clarify critical ethical issues in caring for patients and families in Catholic hospitals, long-term care facilities and medical centers nationwide.

Each 45-minute session will examine the implications of a specific critical issue in clinical and organizational ethics in the context of Catholic Social Teaching and the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services (ERDs). 

Session 1: Brain Death: Are Neurological Criteria Sufficient for Declaring Death?
Co-sponsored by the Catholic Health Association in cooperation with Georgetown University Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics

In recent years, some have questioned whether neurological criteria are dependable for ensuring that death has occurred. In this session, we will explore the criteria, their application, and their relation to Christian anthropology.


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