Bear in mind: An educated family caregiver and patient are appreciated by the vast majority of physicians. You have every right to drive the process that keeps your loved one safe and healthy! Help yourself. Help others.
Organ donation is an important part of our giving back to those who are awaiting a functioning organ when our bodies no longer have need of those organs. It is also a very individual and private decision that one should consider while one is still healthy.
Brian Goldman makes an impassioned personal case for changing the culture of medicine by admitting errors of judgment. I think that the most important step in making that change is recognizing the relationship between physician and patient for what it really is: a partnership.