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Ethical, Psychosocial and Legal Aspects of the Treatment of Pregnant Patients with Brain Death

Anasthesiol Intensivmed Notfallmed Schmerzther. 2021 Jul;56(7-08):536-543. doi: 10.1055/a-1203-2826. Epub 2021 Jul 23.ABSTRACTThe therapy of brain-dead pregnant women is an extreme example not only of the possibilities in current critical care, but also of resulting ethical, social and legal controversies, an area not familiar to most clinicians. Based on the case of a patient with fatal traumatic brain injury, a previously unknown early pregnancy and stated will to donate organs, we will discuss several aspects using published case reports: therapeutic goals, especially palliative care vs. continuation; implications of brain death diagnosis; considerations on legal care; involvement of relatives, especially the child’s…
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