Patients in a Persistent Vegetative State -- Attitudes and Reactions of Family Members
Tresch, Donald D.
Sims, Farrol H.
Duthie, Edmund H.
Goldstein, Michael D.
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 1991 Jan; 39(1): 17-21.
Aged; Allowing to Die; Artificial Feeding; Attitudes; Comprehension; Consent; Drugs; Evaluation; Evaluation Studies; Family Members; Hospitals; Informed Consent; Life; Nursing Homes; Patient Care; Patient Transfer; Patients; Persistent Vegetative State; Prolongation of Life; Resuscitation; Resuscitation Orders; Surgery; Survey; Third Party Consent; Ventilators; Withholding Treatment;
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Tresch, Donald D.; Sims, Farrol H.; Duthie, Edmund H.; Goldstein, Michael D.; Lane, Paul S. (1991-05)Little is known concerning the specific clinical characteristics of patients in persistent vegetative states (PVS). Fifty-one patients from four nursing homes, approximately 3% of the total patients, were identified ...