Neuroimaging and the withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment from patients in vegetative state.

@article{Skene2009NeuroimagingAT,
  title={Neuroimaging and the withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment from patients in vegetative state.},
  author={Loane L C Skene and Dominic Jc Wilkinson and Guy Kahane and Julian Savulescu},
  journal={Medical law review},
  year={2009},
  volume={17 2},
  pages={
          245-61
        }
}
In a recent English case before the Family Division of the English High Court, the Official Solicitor objected to the withdrawal of treatment from a patient diagnosed as being in vegetative state (VS) despite agreement between the NHS Trust and the patient’s family that treatment should be withdrawn: An NHS Trust v. J. One objection arose from the possibility, based on a recent medical article, that a functional magnetic resonance imaging test (fMRI, commonly called a brain scan) might indicate… CONTINUE READING

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