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Rights come to mind : brain injury, ethics, and the struggle for consciousness

Author: Joseph Fins
Publisher: New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Joseph J. Fins calls for a reconsideration of severe brain injury treatment, including discussion of public policy and physician advocacy.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Fins
ISBN: 9780521887502 052188750X 9780521715379 0521715377
OCLC Number: 901104698
Description: xiv, 379 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Decisions --
The injury --
Coming to terms with brain injury --
The origins of the vegetative state --
A shift since Quinlan --
Maggie's wishes --
Something happened in Arkansas --
From PVS to MCS --
Leaving the hospital --
Heather's story --
Neuroimaging and neuroscience in the public mind --
Contractures and contradictions : medical necessity and the injured brain --
Minds, monuments, and moments --
Heads and hearts, toil and tears --
What do families want? --
Deep brain stimulation in MCS --
Mending our brains, minding our ethics --
It's still freedom --
Maggie's in town --
When consciousness becomes prosthetic --
The rights of mind --
A call for advocacy.
Other Titles: Brain injury, ethics, and the struggle for consciousness
Responsibility: Joseph J. Fins, Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University.

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'As the mother of a daughter with severe brain injury and an advocate for patients like her, I found Rights Come to Mind to be a compassionate call to action and a must-read. It should be thoroughly Read more...

 
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