Search Results Search Sort by RelevanceMost Recent Policy Forum Dec 2005 Physician-Advocate: Deciding What To Fight for and When Philip A. Pizzo, MD Virtual Mentor. 2005;7(12):813-815. doi: 10.1001/virtualmentor.2005.7.12.pfor2-0512. Policy Forum Mar 2005 Confidentiality and Consent in Adolescent Substance Abuse: An Update Melissa Weddle, MD, MPH and Patricia K. Kokotailo, MD, MPH Virtual Mentor. 2005;7(3):239-243. doi: 10.1001/virtualmentor.2005.7.3.pfor1-0503. Case and Commentary Dec 2020 What Should We Do When Families Refuse Testing for Brain Death? Robert D. Truog, MD, MA, Wynne Morrison, MD, MBE, and Matthew Kirschen, MD, PhD Two commentaries respond to a case about apnea testing to confirm death by neurologic criteria. AMA J Ethics. 2020;22(12):E986-994. doi: 10.1001/amajethics.2020.986. Policy Forum Dec 2020 What Should We Do About the Mismatch Between Legal Criteria for Death and How Brain Death Is Diagnosed? Nathaniel M. Robbins, MD and James L. Bernat, MD Criteria in statutes and tests used to diagnose brain death don’t always jibe, and this can undermine public trust in death pronouncements. AMA J Ethics. 2020;22(12):E1038-1046. doi: 10.1001/amajethics.2020.1038.