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Brain Death: What it means

Brain Death: What it means
Abstract

This handout offers information for families and loved ones of patients. It explains how doctors determine that a person is dead based on their brain function.

Author
Harborview Medical Center
Publisher
University of Washington Medical Center
Date Published (original date)
2017
Revision Date
06/2021
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Arabic585.59 KB
Tigrinya504.55 KB
Russian435.46 KB
Chinese413.93 KB
Vietnamese578.39 KB
Amharic468.9 KB
Spanish477.9 KB
Khmer436.79 KB
General Subject
Death and Dying
Specific Subject/Keyword
Brain
Death
Languages
Arabic
Chinese
English
Russian
Tigrinya
Vietnamese
Khmer
Record ID
4581