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The Dead Donor Rule in the Era of Extremes in End-of-Life Care

By Deepa Malaiyandi, MD From ECMO to assisted dying, the options for end-of-life care truly span the spectrum of therapeutic intensity. In the age of autonomy, global perspectives from all along this spectrum contribute to medical, ethical and legal opinions of death, dying and organ donation...

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Ethics Corner: Whose Call Is It?

By Deepa Malaiyandi, MD The do-not-resuscitate (DNR) status protects an individual’s right-to-die. As with any medical intervention, a DNR order must be prescribed by a physician or their delegate, but whose call should it be, and what process should be followed to write and implement them? To...

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The State of Neurocritical Care Simulation Training: Have We Fallen Behind?

By Catherine Albin, MD, and Deepa Malaiyandi, MD Simulation in critical care training has exploded over the last decade, but its application to neurocritical care has been met with some skepticism. High-fidelity simulation aims to create safe learning environments that mimic real-life...