Persistent Vegetative State
is defined after 4 weeks spent in VS.
The woman - who can be referred to only as M - is not in a persistent vegetative state
, but her family had called for her life-supporting treatment to be removed.
An extensive bibliography lists journal articles and books in many categories: publications of government commissions and professional societies; the law, policy, history, and ethical debates on the neurological standard for death; withholding and withdrawing life support and persistent vegetative state
; and the dead donor rule.
He died in January 2004 in a London hospital after spending nine months in a persistent vegetative state
THE current debate on the issue of assisted suicide needs to be addressed, together with that of the withdrawal of treatment from patients in a persistent vegetative state
It's currently being tested for other conditions in which medication may fail, including depression, Tourette's syndrome, epilepsy, pain and persistent vegetative state
. It's a science still in the making and is well-described here.--Nathan Seppa
Englaro, 38, was seriously injured in a car accident in January 1992 and had been in a persistent vegetative state
Eluana Englaro, who is in a persistent vegetative state
, was moved from a Catholic clinic to a private hospital inUdine on Monday night, said her family's lawyer.
Is providing artificial nutrition and hydration to those in a persistent vegetative state
a moral responsibility or a prolongation of suffering?
"Patients in a persistent vegetative state
, while making up a very small percent of all patients, pose some of the most challenging and heart-wrenching situations for families and caregivers," she added.
Teenagers Kieron Hennessy and Shane Wright were jailed for just three years despite leaving Paul Machin in a persistent vegetative state
with their vicious and unprovoked attack.
Schiavo had been in a "persistent vegetative state
" for years following a stroke, and though her family insisted she responded to their presence, court-appointed doctors claimed otherwise.