Do we need stimulation programs as a part of nursing care for patients in "persistent vegetative state"? A conceptual analysis.

@article{Tolle2003DoWN,
  title={Do we need stimulation programs as a part of nursing care for patients in "persistent vegetative state"? A conceptual analysis.},
  author={Patrizia Tolle and M. Reimer},
  journal={Axone},
  year={2003},
  volume={25 2},
  pages={20-6}
}
The rehabilitative care of persons suffering long-lasting effects of brain injury is a significant challenge for nurses as they are the health professionals who usually spend the most time with them. Historically in Germany, the term "apallic syndrome" has been commonly used for what Plum and Posner (1980) termed the persistent vegetative state. When persons are diagnosed as being in a persistent vegetative state, that is awake but not aware, for more than six months, they seldom receive active… CONTINUE READING

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