Physicians have a long-standing obligation to consider social implications of their practice and its potential influences on health policy. One example of a practice's influence on policy is determining death by neurologic criteria. By lobbying policymakers, maintaining their diagnostic skills, participating in national medical societies, and contributing to robust discourse, physicians can positively influence practice and policy about death determination by neurologic criteria.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Issues, ethics and legal aspects
- Health(social science)
- Health Policy