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Show me you're there: Ethical dilemmas of minimal consciousness

作者:尹被    发布时间:2017-11-20 05:00:02    

Your work concerns the tough questions raised when brain injuries affect consciousness. Why is this issue so important to you? We have only recently come to realise that a subset of people diagnosed as being in a vegetative state were not vegetative at all. They were not permanently unconscious; in fact, they were conscious. We now know this as the minimally conscious state. It struck me as a human rights issue, that these people who had the ability to interact and be aware at some level were sequestered in nursing homes. So in your book, Rights Come to Mind,

 

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