Monash Bioethics 28 (2):13.1-13.13 (2009)

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Jakob Hohwy
Monash University
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Disorders of consciousness include coma, the vegetative state and the minimally conscious state. Such patients are often regarded as unconscious. This has consequences for end of life decisions for these patients: it is much easier to justify withdrawing life support for unconscious than conscious patients. Recent brain imaging research has however suggested that some patients may in fact be conscious.
Keywords biomedical ethics  disorders of consciousness
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