Pascal's Wager and Deciding About the Life-Sustaining Treatment of Patients in Persistent Vegetative State

Neuroethics 6 (2):277-285 (2013)
Abstract
An adaptation of Pascal’s Wager argument has been considered useful in deciding about the provision of life-sustaining treatment for patients in persistent vegetative state. In this article, I assess whether people making such decisions should resort to the application of Pascal’s idea. I argue that there is no sufficient reason to give it an important role in making the decisions
Keywords End of life decisions  Life-sustaining treatment  Pascal’s Wager  Patient  Persistent vegetative state
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