the personal blog of kiran nesarajah

This the weblog of Kiran Nesarajah. He is a complete amateur who feels that buying professional camera equipment is going to make him a better photographer. He also loves writing about himself in the third person, a trait that he attributes to a prolonged chicken pox infection at age 15. A DSM-IV lookup might be necessary. 



Brain Death Really is Death

From Time Magazine:  

Brain death is death.  It has nothing to do with being a coma. It does not refer to a permanent vegetative state. It does not refer to being severely brain damaged. Comatose (unconscious) patients recover all the time. In fact, physicians often use medications to temporarily place a patient into a coma to aid in recovery. Vegetative patients have lost (temporarily or permanently) most of their higher brain functions. Recovery is more rare in these cases, but a lot depends upon the amount and type of injury that has been done to the brain. These patients, such as Terri Schiavo, are still alive, whether they recover from their brain injuries or not.