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Jahi McMath

How an Outdated California Law Is Impacting the Jahi McMath Case

Mari Fagel | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics
Mari Fagel

If a child were to die because of a reckless driver, it would be up to the jury to decide what they believe is fair to award the family. However, if a child dies due to an error made by a nurse or doctor, the jury's authority to decide how to compensate the family is taken away from them.

Death Has Become a Choice

Rev. Kevin Wm. Wildes, S.J., Ph.D. | Posted 03.24.2014 | Religion
Rev. Kevin Wm. Wildes, S.J., Ph.D.

The long-term tragedy is that we will continue to see cases like this. As medical technologies develop and advance, we will be able to do more to sustain life. It is imperative that we recognize what we are doing and why.

Defining Death: Four Decades of Ambivalence

American Anthropological Association | Posted 03.19.2014 | Science
American Anthropological Association

The case of Jahi McMath, the 13-year-old girl declared brain dead at Children's Hospital Oakland on Dec. 12, is but the most recent example of a 40-year-old national perplexity and the controversy that it is capable of unleashing.

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.

The Ethics Of Brain Death

USA Today | Liz Szabo | Posted 01.25.2014 | Religion

(RNS) The cases of two young women — a California teen and a pregnant Texas mother — have generated sympathy for their families, but also have lef...

There's a Second Tragedy in the Jahi McMath Story

Today's Mama | Posted 03.11.2014 | San Francisco
Today's Mama

It was loud. And tight. His sobbing eyes locked onto mine for six minutes as I lay over him and tried to smile. I told him everything was going to be OK.

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.

How Family Dinners Are Becoming An American Tradition

Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents

This week's Family Dinner Table Talk, from HuffPost and The Family Dinner book: Topic: Why families sit down and eat together Story to read: Mos...

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...

Routine Tonsil Surgery Leaves Girl, 13, Brain Dead

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

Updated 10:48 a.m., Dec. 17: KTVU reports that Jahi McMath will be taken off life support today (Dec. 17). She is currently brain dead and is being k...