Masked intentions: the masquerade of killing thoughts used to justify dehydrating and starving people in a "persistent vegetative state" and people with other profound neurological impairments.

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Denying food and water to profoundly impaired people who may not be conscious, or may only be "minimally" conscious, raises challenging ethical issues. While there is growing support for withdrawing/withholding food and water (assisted nutrition and hydration, or "AHN") from people described as being in a "persistent vegetative state" ("PVS") and people… (More)

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@article{Hildebrand2000MaskedIT, title={Masked intentions: the masquerade of killing thoughts used to justify dehydrating and starving people in a "persistent vegetative state" and people with other profound neurological impairments.}, author={Adolf J. Hildebrand}, journal={Issues in law & medicine}, year={2000}, volume={16 2}, pages={143-65} }