Degenerative neurological conditions/Minimally conscious state Medical Education Dec 2020 How Educators Can Help Prevent False Brain Death Diagnoses Farah Fourcand, MD and Diana M. Barratt, MD, MPH For many physicians, lack of understanding about brain death leads to confusion and muddles interactions with patients’ loved ones at the end of life. AMA J Ethics. 2020;22(12):E1010-1018. doi: 10.1001/amajethics.2020.1010. Podcast Dec 2020 Ethics Talk: How Do We Know Who’s Dead? Dr Ariane Lewis discusses how we can navigate uncertainty and ambiguity about brain death by understanding clinical criteria for brain death determination and how our approaches to death are culturally and socially situated. Case and Commentary Dec 2016 Neuroethics and Disorders of Consciousness: Discerning Brain States in Clinical Practice and Research Joseph J. Fins, MD Which distinctions between minimally conscious states and vegetative states should clinicians consider? AMA J Ethics. 2016;18(12):1182-1191. doi: 10.1001/journalofethics.2016.18.12.ecas2-1612. State of the Art and Science Mar 2012 Severe Brain Injury and Organ Solicitation: A Call for Temperance Joseph J. Fins, MD We must try to understand why there is such certainty about poor prognosis in severe brain-injury cases, when in fact many patients recover, albeit to a level of function most of us would not desire. Virtual Mentor. 2012;14(3):221-226. doi: 10.1001/virtualmentor.2012.14.3.stas1-1203. Case and Commentary Aug 2004 Helping Surrogate Decision Makers in the Face of Uncertainty Robert W. Taylor, MD Virtual Mentor. 2004;6(8):342-344. doi: 10.1001/virtualmentor.2004.6.8.ccas2-0408.