Lexia: Undergraduate Journal in Writing, Rhetoric & Technical Communication


In this essay composed for WRTC 103: Critical Reading and Writing, Robinson explores the tension between competing definitions of brain death and the ethical obligations of medical professionals and the facilities in which they work. Offering in-depth analysis of legal definitions, patients’ rights, and doctor’s oaths, Robinson calls for lawyers and physicians to collaborative and close the gaps that lead to unnecessary malpractice lawsuits and misuse of hospital resources.

Course Number

WRTC 103

Course Title

Critical Reading and Writing

Semester enrolled




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