patients in a persistent vegetative state
were in Catholic facilities.
After all, persistent vegetative states
are rare; the merely terminally ill we have in relative abundance.
Catholic bishops have encouraged the continued feeding of patients in a "persistent vegetative state
," or PVS, but reserved the final decision for families and doctors.
Some people are concerned that patients with living wills who have requested no extraordinary life-prolonging medical treatments in the case of a vegetative state
might not have their intentions respected.
The boy had been taking care of his brother since May last year and told investigators, ''I killed my brother because being in a vegetative state
after his attempted suicide he has no future,'' investigation sources said.
"It is a peculiar disease which pushes children into a vegetative state
Recalling the case of Aruna Shanbaug, he added, "This issue of passive euthanasia was considered by the Supreme Court in Aruna Shanbaug's case a few years ago and a two judge bench of the Supreme Court had held that passive Euthanasia is perfectly legal, which means that like Aruna Shanbaug who was in a permanent vegetative state
, her next of kin or her guardians had the right to direct the hospital and the doctors to withdraw her life support systems." ( ANI )
e Judge told Toulouse: "Your Y haymaker punch caused the damage and left Rory in a persistent vegetative state
and he has never regained consciousness.
"This could mean a permanent vegetative state
where Schumacher would effectively be paralysed."
Researchers at the Medical Research Council Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit and the University of Cambridge have found a patient in a vegetative state
who could focus on words as well as a healthy individual.
THE courts are being asked to rule in a dispute over whether it is in "the best interests" of a man in a vegetative state
to receive life-saving treatment if his condition deteriorates.
A heart attack in 1975 left 21-year-old Karen Ann Quinlan in a nonresponsive, unconscious vegetative state
for a decade.