TITLE

The permanent vegetative state: Ethical crux, medical fiction?

AUTHOR(S)
Borthwick, Christian J.
PUB. DATE
September 1996
SOURCE
Issues in Law & Medicine;Fall96, Vol. 12 Issue 2, p167
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Focuses on the medical issue of the permanent vegetative state (PVS). Concensus statement on PVS by a multi-medical-society task force; Consequences of the utilization of the PVS diagnosis; Awareness and the diagnosis of PVS; Inconclusiveness of brain reading studies; Poor reliability of PVS diagnosis.
ACCESSION #
9611216051

 

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