Caring for Those in a Vegetative State
June 21, 2011
Expert clinicians have highlighted a number of concerns about the care of vegetative state patients and their families. They believe some are being misdiagnosed as a result of inconsistencies in assessment across the country. There is also evidence families are not routinely being told of all the options open to them.
The heartache of caring for 'vegetative state' patients, Ann Alexander, BBC News, June 21, 2011
Podcast: Ethics of Disorders of Consciousness, Joseph Fins, MD and Art Caplan, PhD, The Bioethics Channel
Examining New Knowledge and Controversies about Serious Disorders of Consciousness, State Initiatives in End of Life Care