Internal Medicine (East Africa)
Brain death, with a functioning cardiovascular system, remains a difficult issue to grasp for most families. Furthermore, conversations about brain death remain challenging even for the most experienced physicians. We developed an acronym, CIRUPA, to further improve the goals of care conversations in patients diagnosed with brain death. To our knowledge, this is the first acronym within Sub‑Saharan Africa, which helps provide a structured method on how to foster conversations centered around brain death.
Indian Journal of Palliative Care
(2019). Using CIRUPA to Help Foster Communication with Families about Brain Death in Sub‑Saharan Africa. Indian Journal of Palliative Care, 25(1), 162-164.
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