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dc.creatorBorthwick, Chrisen
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-05T18:54:53Zen
dc.date.available2015-05-05T18:54:53Zen
dc.date.created1995-08en
dc.date.issued1995-08en
dc.identifier10.1136/jme.21.4.205en
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationJournal of Medical Ethics. 1995 Aug; 21(4): 205-208.en
dc.identifier.issn0306-6800en
dc.identifier.urihttp://worldcatlibraries.org/registry/gateway?version=1.0&url_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:journal&atitle=The+Proof+of+the+Vegetable:+a+Commentary+on+Medical+Futility&title=Journal+of+Medical+Ethics.++&volume=21&issue=4&pages=205-208&date=1995&au=Borthwick,+Chrisen
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1136/jme.21.4.205en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10822/747385en
dc.description.abstractPatients with 'persistent vegetative state' (PVS) are often cited in the discussions of ethicists as examples of human beings who are unconscious and do not experience life, and a number of theoretical and practical recommendations have been made on that basis. This article examines the evidence and the theoretical rationale for the belief that people with PVS are unconscious and finds them wanting. This conclusion is related to the practice of the discipline of ethics.en
dc.formatArticleen
dc.languageenen
dc.sourceBRL:KIE/48107en
dc.subjectAllowing to Dieen
dc.subjectAnencephalyen
dc.subjectComaen
dc.subjectDiagnosisen
dc.subjectEthicistsen
dc.subjectEthicsen
dc.subjectFutilityen
dc.subjectLifeen
dc.subjectPainen
dc.subjectParalysisen
dc.subjectPatientsen
dc.subjectPersistent Vegetative Stateen
dc.subjectPersonhooden
dc.subjectPrognosisen
dc.subjectPVSen
dc.subjectSelf Concepten
dc.subjectUncertaintyen
dc.subjectWithholding Treatmenten
dc.titleThe Proof of the Vegetable: A Commentary on Medical Futilityen
dc.provenanceDigital citation created by the National Reference Center for Bioethics Literature at Georgetown University for the BIOETHICSLINE database, part of the Kennedy Institute of Ethics' Bioethics Information Retrieval Project funded by the United States National Library of Medicine.en
dc.provenanceDigital citation migrated from OpenText LiveLink Discovery Server database named NBIO hosted by the Bioethics Research Library to the DSpace collection BioethicsLine hosted by Georgetown University.en


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