Patients in the persistent vegetative state: a response to Dr Andrews.

@article{Gillon1993PatientsIT,
  title={Patients in the persistent vegetative state: a response to Dr Andrews.},
  author={Raanan Gillon},
  journal={BMJ},
  year={1993},
  volume={306 6892},
  pages={1602-3}
}
Conclusion I have asked questions to which I have no answers. The factors influencing them are rarely clinical but depend much more on the attitude of society to the care of disabled people and to social, legal, emotional, political, cultural, religious, and economic forces. Irrespective of whether it is legal to withhold food from patients in the persistent vegetative state, these problems will continue to face physicians responsible for the long term care of such severely disabled people… CONTINUE READING

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