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Jahi Mcmath Brain Dead

Jahi McMath and the Dangerous Language of Hope

David Casarett, M.D. | Posted 03.12.2014 | Healthy Living
David Casarett, M.D.

Until health care providers become more skilled in helping patients and families to choose their hopes carefully, many of us will continue to receive the most aggressive treatment possible because there is still "hope," without the chance to reflect on what that word means to us.

Case Of Brain Dead Teen Could Set Precedent

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

The tragic case of Jahi McMath, the 13-year-old girl declared brain dead at Children’s Hospital Oakland following a tonsillectomy last month, may se...

So 'Miracles' Happen In Children's Hospitals -- Just Not For Jahi?

Suzanne Leigh | Posted 03.08.2014 | Parents
Suzanne Leigh

Hospitals know that for some children a miracle is not a viable prospect, so let's not use that word for any patient.

Jahi McMath, California Girl Who Is Brain Dead, May Be Removed From Life Support On Monday

Reuters | Laila Kearney | Posted 03.01.2014 | Healthy Living

Dec 30 (Reuters) - Relatives of a 13-year-old California girl declared brain dead after complications from a tonsillectomy pressed an 11th-hour effort...