In Colombia, Dealing With Death and Technology
Hastings Center Report. 1988 Aug/Sep; 18(4): S23-S24.
The widespread belief that doctors should use all technological resources available to prolong the lives of their patients, in some cases against the wishes of patients and immediate family members, has created a heated debate over the termination of treatment in Colombia. Other biomedical issues include organ transplantation and the definition of death, which have been clarified by a 1986 decree by the Secretary of Health defining death as the irreversible absence of "all functions in the encephalic area," as distinguished from organic death throughout the body. (KIE abstract)
Allowing to Die; Bioethical Issues; Bioethics; Brain; Brain Death; Death; Determination of Death; Doctors; Education; Ethics; Family Members; Health; Health Care; Health Care Delivery; Medical Education; Medical Ethics; Organ Donation; Organ Transplantation; Patients; Research; Research Institutes; Technology; Transplantation; Treatment Refusal; Termination of Treatment;