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A Brain Is Dead, a Heart Beats On

A Brain Is Dead, a Heart Beats On | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

A court was recently called to intervene after a California hospital pronounced a girl dead after complications from surgery, but her family insists that she is alive. The case has attracted both conventional media and social media discussion and comment as it has played out via repeated court proceedings and subsequent action.

 

For commentary via the New York Times click on the banner headline.

 

For an Intensive Care Unit nursing perspective on this case click on the following link posted via the Hastings Center-

http://www.thehastingscenter.org/Bioethicsforum/Post.aspx?id=6679&blogid=140

 

For commentary on the management of another case of a pregnant woman being cared for in a Texas hospital following also being declared brain dead click on the following link to a blog composed by a Paediatric Specialist-

http://www.carilionclinic.org/blogs/ackerman/another-side-brain-death?utm_source=buffer&utm_campaign=Buffer&utm_content=bufferc8257&utm_medium=twitter

 

Finally for the update on the outcome of the legal battle waged by the realtives of the youn girl pronounced dead in a Califronia hospital click on the following link-

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/girl-declared-brain-dead-moved-hospital

 

 

Deborah Verran's insight:

The management of patients following a diagnosis of brain death continues to provide challenges within the United States.

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Have management papers ever changed practice in healthcare? | Speaking of Medicine

Have management papers ever changed practice in healthcare? | Speaking of Medicine | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

If you have an interest in healthsector management this well written blog(with a list of references) may well resonate. What are some of the management challenges and can an understanding of the published academic management literature be of help?

 

Topics mentioned include: leadership, organisational knowledge and complex systems. 

 

This comes via the PlosMedicine community  Blog

http://blogs.plos.org/speakingofmedicine/

 

 

 

 

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On Technology, Boards Need to Get More Sophisticated

On Technology, Boards Need to Get More Sophisticated | Organ Donation & Transplant Matters Resources | Scoop.it

Via the Harvard Business Review Blog advice on the five ways organizations can focus the conversations that are being held at higher levels with respect to information technology(IT) on strategy, rather than just on tactics.

 

For anyone involved in developing, overseeing or managing IT technology in an ever changing milieu this makes for an interesting read.

 

 

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