Catholic doctors and ethicists today largely echo St. John Paul II in stating that brain death, when properly diagnosed, is not a “kind” of death; it is simply death, period.
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The teen defied the medical definition of brain death, and her family’s fight to spare her life has fueled other challenges to this complicated medical diagnosis.
DIFFICULT MORAL QUESTIONS: The case of Trenton McKinley has renewed discussion and doubts about whether brain death constitutes actual death.
Doctors disagree on how to diagnose death, but the 13-year-old ‘corpse’ appears to move when her mother asks her to do so.