The permanent vegetative state: Ethical crux, medical fiction?

Borthwick, Christian J.
September 1996
Issues in Law & Medicine;Fall96, Vol. 12 Issue 2, p167
Academic Journal
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.


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