‘Vegetative’ patient gives clear responses, doctor reports
CWN – November 15, 2012
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A British man who was said to be in a “vegetative state” after a traumatic accident 12 years ago has shown clear evidence of understanding, a researcher has announced.
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The finding should prompt new questions about the “vegetative” diagnosis, and about decisions to terminate care for, or remove vital organs from, patients who are diagnosed as unresponsive.
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Seems like our feeble human understanding of when life begins and death ends it. Humans have such big ego; we don’t know what we don’t know. Argh! Perhaps, this might increase our understanding.
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