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Understanding the decision-making environment for people in minimally conscious state
(Taylor and Francis, 2017-05-11)
ABSTRACT Patients in Minimally Conscious States (MCS) show minimal, fluctuating but definitive signs of awareness of themselves and their environments. They may exhibit behaviors ranging from the ability to track objects ...
Awake and (only just) aware? A typology, taxonomy and holistic framework for withdrawing clinically assisted nutrition and hydration in the minimally conscious state
Decisions to withdraw clinically assisted nutrition and hydration (CANH) from people in the minimally conscious state are predicated on the question as to whether it is in the individual’s best interests to continue with ...
A Grounded Theory Analysis of a Focus Group Study
Decisions about whether to reassess the clinical condition of patients in a minimally conscious state are a cornerstone of clinical care and management. The outcome of clinical reassessment determines whether efforts to ...