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An ethics of welfare for patients diagnosed as vegetative with covert awareness

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Recent research suggests that a minority of patients diagnosed as vegetative using traditional behavioral assessments may be covertly aware. One of the most pressing concerns with respect to these patients is their welfare. This article examines foundational issues concerning the application of a theory of welfare to these patients, and develops a research agenda with patient welfare as a central focus. We argue that patients diagnosed as vegetative with covert awareness likely have sentient ...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1080/21507740.2015.1014072

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
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Author
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Journal:
AJOB Neuroscience More from this journal
Volume:
6
Issue:
2
Pages:
31-41
Publication date:
2015-06-01
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EISSN:
2150-7759
ISSN:
2150-7740
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pubs:833233
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uuid:0b73b4d7-a5dd-4627-801e-46a4c8ff0ba7
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pubs:833233
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833233
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2018-04-04

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