There have been brain-dead mothers whose fetuses have survived to term, though no one can be sure how badly damaged the fetus might be before delivery.In the Muoz case, though, a court may make the decision about whether to keep the young woman on life support.“Having been in a similar position, I may have done the same thing as the John Peter Smith Hospital did,” said Silhol, who formerly served as general counsel for Parkland Hospital in Dallas.She wants hospitals to work more closely with mosques and Islamic community groups to reach out to Muslims so they're more aware of the importance of preventive care. “Although this is their faith, I said to myself, 'They did not know anything about how to take care of their breasts,' and I talked with these people and thought, how do we do this, where do we go from here? System leaders see a financial opportunity in becoming known as culturally sensitive, high-quality providers for the Muslim community. The number is projected to increase to 4.2 million in 2020 and 6.2 million in 2030.
“But hospitals have authority to stop treating the dead.
At any given time, Canadian Hospitals are running at between 102% and 104% of their capacity. How is your facility accommodating these extra patients?
In her native Iraq, there is little focus on preventive screening, and women have scant awareness of the need for screening. Such tests are considered sensitive in a culture that shields women's bodies from display or examination. healthcare providers increasingly are focusing on how to better serve the nation's growing Muslim population, a significant percentage of which follows religious rules that can pose challenges in healthcare settings.
Salman, a devout Muslim who now teaches nursing at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, vowed to address the issue. Accommodating Muslim patients is particularly a concern for providers in communities with greater concentrations of Muslims, such as areas in and around Chicago, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles and New York City. Muslim population had swollen to 2.6 million by 2010, up 53% from 1.7 million in 2000, according to a report from the Pew Research Center.
James Bernat, a neurology professor at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, N. Some say straight out that the patient is brain dead and treatment will be stopped, while others give the family time to accept the loss before discontinuing life support.
But doctors should never provide false hope if they have determined brain death.
The lack of privacy can cause anxiety as well as indignation as the patient may be visible to visitors and other patients.
While we cannot easily solve the critical issue of overcap, we can change the way we approach patient privacy.
The recent widely publicized cases of two young women kept on life support despite being declared brain dead have highlighted concerns about whether physicians, hospital leaders and the public fully understand the term “brain death” and whether physicians are effectively communicating what it means to patients' families.
Experts say poor communication can contribute to serious public relations and legal problems for hospitals, as it did in these two cases.
Once those functions are gone, a human being is considered dead in all 50 states, both medically and legally.