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The vegetative state : medical facts, ethical and legal dilemmas

Author: Bryan Jennett
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The strange and harrowing sight of a person being awake but unaware with no evidence of a working mind - characteristics of the vegetative state - provokes intense debate and raises profound questions for health professionals, ethicists, philosophers and lawyers. This unique account by an unrivalled expert in the field, who himself collaborated in coining the term 'persistent vegetative state', surveys the medical,  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bryan Jennett
ISBN: 0521441587 9780521441582
OCLC Number: 47100826
Description: xiv, 228 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Table of contents (unedited publisher data) <Preface 1. A syndrome in search of a name 2. Diagnosis 3. Epidemiology --
frequency and causes 4. Pathology of the brain damage 5. Prognosis for recovery and survival 6. Attitudes to the permanent vegetative state 7. Medical management 8. Ethical issues 9. Legal issues in the USA 10. Legal issues in Britain 11. Legal issues in other countries 12. Details of some landmark cases Index.>
Responsibility: Bryan Jennett.
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