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Thank you

As a PICU RN for over 28 years, I have found this case very sad and troubling. We have all worked with families that faced difficulty in accepting the Brain Death diagnosis. We have faced the questions (brain transplant, God will heal etc), but did not have to have it played out in public or the courts. My heart hurts for the entire healthcare team, hospital and even the family.

What I am most saddened about is the complete lack of understanding or plain ignorance that is being demonstrated on the "family" Facebook page related to Brain death, coma, and PVS. This article is one of the best and most clearly written that I have read and I think is written so that even "lay" people can understand. Sadly this case will have a negative impact on PICU's across the country for a while. Most of us still remember propofol and the Jackson case and how we had to address that with families.

To everyone at Oakland: We are with you in spirit

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