Conscious in a Vegetative State? A Critique of the PVS Concept

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ISBN: 978-1-4020-2629-4 (Print) 978-1-4020-2630-0 (Online)

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xix

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    Chapter

    Pages 1-28

    History and Context of the Persistent Vegetative State

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    Pages 29-42

    The Pathological Basis of Vegetative States

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    Pages 43-57

    Authoritative Statements

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    Chapter

    Pages 58-84

    Consciousness

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    Pages 85-99

    Sentience

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    Pages 100-130

    Electrophysiological and Imaging Studies of Patients in Vegetative States

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    Pages 131-140

    An Analogy between Anaesthesia and Persistent Vegetative State

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    Pages 141-159

    Diagnosis and Misdiagnosis of Vegetative States

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    Pages 160-174

    Emergence from a Vegetative State

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    Pages 175-192

    A Perspective of Disability

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    Pages 193-216

    Positive Management or an Exercise in Futility?

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    Pages 217-232

    Thirst

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    Pages 233-260

    Withdrawal of Hydration and Nutrition from Patients in Vegetative States

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    Pages 261-281

    Some Economic Considerations

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    Chapter

    Pages 282-314

    Vegetative States in Court

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    Pages 315-324

    Continuing Unresponsiveness in the Future

  18. Back Matter

    Pages 325-353