Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Brain Death
Even in the US, some controversy persists over the conceptual defensibility of brain death. Around the world, the philosophical defensibility of brain death is even more debatable. Dr. Qing Yang will present data regarding the adoption of brain death in China. She will discuss cultural differences between Chinese and US medical professionals and patients that inform policy and law when it comes to brain death. Dr. Bob Truog, a prominent brain death critic, will reply.
Qing Yang MD, PhD, Anesthesiology Resident, Massachusetts General Hospital
Robert D. Truog MD, Frances Glessner Lee Professor of Medical Ethics, Anaesthesia, & Pediatrics; Director, Center for Bioethics, Harvard Medical School
Ways to Join
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Neuroethics Seminar Series
This event is part of a series hosted by the Center for Biothics at Harvard Medical School. For more information, visit the website.
The International Neuroethics Society
The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics, Harvard Law School
Center for Law, Brain and Behavior, MGH
Institute for the Neurosciences, BWH
Center for Brain Science, Harvard University
Department of Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School
With funding from
Mind Brain Behavior Interfaculty Initiative, Harvard University
The Harvard Brain Initiative Collaborative Seed Grant Program