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Death, treatment decisions and the permanent vegetative state: evidence from families and experts, by Stephen Holland

19/01/2014


These persons have irreversibly lost the capacity for consciousness but retain some autonomic functions, such as unaided breathing. In the eyes of relatives and physicians, their ontological status is unclear—they seem neither distinctly alive nor unequivocally dead (Holland, Kitzinger, and Kitzinger 2014).



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