Introduction: Reconsidering Disorders of Consciousness in Light of Neuroscientific Evidence.

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Serval ID
serval:BIB_85F5077952B3
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Review (review): journal as complete as possible of one specific subject, written based on exhaustive analyses from published work.
Collection
Publications
Title
Introduction: Reconsidering Disorders of Consciousness in Light of Neuroscientific Evidence.
Journal
Neuroethics
Author(s)
Jox R.J., Kuehlmeyer K.
ISSN
1874-5490 (Print)
ISSN-L
1874-5490
Publication state
Published
Issued date
04/2013
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
6
Number
1
Pages
1-3
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article
Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
Disorders of consciousness pose a substantial ethical challenge to clinical decision making, especially regarding the use of life-sustaining medical treatment. For these decisions it is paramount to know whether the patient is aware or not. Recent brain research has been striving to assess awareness by using mainly functional magnetic resonance imaging. We review the neuroscientific evidence and summarize the potential and problems of the different approaches to prove awareness. Finally, we formulate the crucial ethical questions and outline the different articles in this special issue on disorders of consciousness.

Keywords
Disorders of consciousness, End-of-life decisions, Functional magnetic resonance imaging, Minimally conscious state, Vegetative state
Pubmed
Web of science
Open Access
Yes
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