Why the Case of Jahi McMath Is Important for Understanding the Role of Race for Black Patients

July 13, 2018

(The Conversation) – Much of the popular discussion in the case centered on the family’s refusal to accept the diagnosis of brain death. However, as a philosopher who writes on bioethics and race, I believe an underappreciated aspect of the discussion was the role of race – both in how the medical personnel dealt with the family and how the family interpreted their interactions with the medical establishment.

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