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When to stop treatment if the patient has brain death?

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I am studying medical ethics from Kaplan Lecture Notes ...I am confused with rule #8 the physician decides when the patient is dead..

1- If there are no more Rx options (the patient is cortically dead) and the family insists on Rx. There's nothing the physician can do. Rx must stop

2- If the physician thinks continued Rx is futile (the patient has shown no improvement) but the surrogate wants to continue. Rx must continue

what is cortical death

can some1 help me with this ..pls .....
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