Persistent Vegetative State and the Decision to Withdraw or Withhold Life Support
JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association 263(3): 426-430, 19 January 1990
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Unknown author (American Medical Association. Council on Scientific Affairs and Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs, 1990-01-19)The clinical criteria for diagnosing the persistent vegetative state (PVS), i.e., permanent unconsciousness, are reviewed, and the reliability of diagnosis and remote possibility of recovery from this condition are evaluated. ...