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Conscious in a Vegetative State? A Critique of the PVS Concept

Publication year: 2005

ISBN: 978-1-4020-2630-0

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This book traces the origins of prevailing perceptions about PVS and submits these to critical examination. In doing this it comes to the conclusion that inadequate attention has been paid to acknowledging what is not known about affected individuals and that assumptions have consistently come to be traded as facts. Re-examination of the basis of the PVS and the adoption of a more scientific approach is long overdue and is owed to the community at large which has generally been provided by many medical practitioners with a 'dumbed-down' account of the condition.

Subject: Humanities, Social Science and Law, Grading, Anesthesia, Brain, Neurology, Neuropathology, Tomography