TV medicos in the dark over brain death
TV doctors may look impressive when they discuss it with families, but in reality they know little about brain death, neurologists report.
One 2014 show depicts a physician talking to a patient’s mother, saying: “The only thing keeping him alive are those machines… He doesn’t have any brain activity. He’s brain dead.”
As the two US neurologists who analysed 24 medical dramas point out, the statement is