Permanent Vegetative State
Landmark “vegetative state” paper challenged
Xavier Symons | 06 February 2013 |
US researchers have questioned the results of a landmark study in The Lancet from 2011 on awareness of “vegetative” patients.
Ariel Sharon may be conscious
Xavier Symons | 01 February 2013 |
The world’s most famous person in a permanent vegetative state is former Israeli Prime-Minister Ariel Sharon. He suffered a massive stroke seven years ago, and has been completely disabled ever since.
Unlocking the vegetative state
Michael Cook | 15 November 2012 |
A world first -- communicating with a patient in a permanent vegetative state.
Is it better to be minimally conscious than vegetative?
Michael Cook | 07 September 2012 |
The interesting question posed by two Oxford utilitarians, Dominic Wilkinson and Julian Savulescu in the Journal of Medical Ethics recently is this: “Is it better to be minimally conscious than vegetative?”
Permission sought to allow “minimally conscious” woman to die in UK
Michael Cook | 30 July 2011 |
The relatives of a woman who is “minimally conscious” have asked the British court to allow her to die by withdrawing her food and water.