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Propounding categorical error and propaganda.

In most cases, I think, medical pros are trained to respond to hearts and minds of the living with a visceral, idiomatic explanation of death at the moment of death--whether or not its circumstance is "violent". However, additional responsibilities for and discrete knowledge of death's process also burden the medical pro. (eg. I had a strangely satisfactory exchange with the resident neurologist on evolving locutions for "brain death," while my ma lay dead and intubated.)

Final value assignment--industrial purpose for quantification--necessarily subordinates pathological minutia normally dismissed by the bereaved: proximal (pneumonia, myocardial infarction, etc) and distal (COVID-19, emphysema, etc) and comorbid disease(s)(diabetes, TB, etc) and pathogen (SARS-CoV-2, Staphylococcus, etc) and medical error or fraud.
Sorting Things Out, Classification and Its Consequences + diverse "bioethical" tracts in consideration of disparate bodies of information operating on perceptions of competence

by Cat on Sat Mar 28th, 2020 at 02:05:01 PM EST
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