Brain Death and the Controversial Case of Jahi McMath
Harvard Medical School
25 Shattuck St., Boston
Wed., Apr. 11, 2018, 5 – 7 p.m.
Jahi McMath, a 13-year-old girl, was diagnosed as dead by neurological criteria (brain death) more than four years ago, following complications from a tonsillectomy. Her family refused to accept the diagnosis, and she was transferred to New Jersey, which offers a religious exemption to brain death. Although legally dead, she continues to grow and develop, supported with tube feedings and a ventilator. The panelists in this public bioethics forum will examine the neurological, bioethical, and social implications of this controversial case.
Gazette Classification: Conferences, Education, Ethics, Health Sciences, Humanities, Law, Lecture, Religion, Science, Social Sciences, Special Events
Organization/Sponsor: HMS Center for Bioethics
Speaker(s): Arthur Caplan, PhD; Alan Shewmon, MD; Michele Goodwin, JD; Robert Truog, MD - Moderator
Cost: Free, registration required
Ticket Web Link: bioethics.hms.harvard.edu…
Contact Info: HMS Center for Bioethics
More info: bioethics.hms.harvard.edu…