Jahi McMath: Could her case change how California determines death?

Marjorie Shultz quoted in San Jose Mercury News, January 25, 2014
Professor Emeritus Marjorie Shultz, who specializes in medical ethics, said the family’s personal religious beliefs cannot compel a hospital to abide. “The thing that might have weight is our knowledge of the brain is still quite limited, and we have a tendency to confuse what we can measure as a fact,” she said. However, Shultz said it would likely take the legislature to craft a similar law to those in New Jersey or New York to make any real change.