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WSJ.com – Study Finds Cognition in Vegetative Patients

 
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This study could be the most significant information in end-of-life debates in decades. It raises the possibility that there is no such thing as “futile” treatment when it comes to life support for PVS patients, and at least indirectly could lead to increases in health care costs, depending on how policy-makers react.

A possible paper question: Does the English/Belgian study on vegetative-state cognition imply that all PVS patients should receive indefinite life-sustaining treatment?

 
   
   
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