By Dave Andrusko Thankfully, whenever there is another study that proves yet again that we over-categorize severely brain-injured patients as being in a PVS, there is coverage not only of the original investigation but also what the study means—its larger context. We’ve written about last week’s dramatic study reported in The Lancet and the …Continue reading "Three scientists doggedly fight the PVS dogma"
By Dave Andrusko There was so much going on yesterday that I did not have a chance later in the day to add to a wonderful post written by our friend, Wesley J. Smith (“PVS” Patient Communicates “Not in Pain!”). And I did not want today to get past me by before commenting more …Continue reading "Another misdiagnosis? Man in “vegetative state” communicates he is “not in pain”"
By Wesley J. Smith Scientists continue to communicate with people thought to be oblivious and without awareness. From the BBC story: “A Canadian man who was believed to have been in a vegetative state for more than a decade, has been able to tell scientists that he is not in any pain. It’s the first …Continue reading "Stop Dehydrating the “Unconscious!”"
By Dr. Peter Saunders Editor’s note. Dr. Saunders is a former general surgeon and CEO of Christian Medical Fellowship, a UK-based organization with 4,500 UK doctors and 1,000 medical students as members. Tonight’s BBC Panorama will tell the story of a Canadian man who was believed to have been in a vegetative state for more …Continue reading "BBC Panorama findings will heighten calls for review of Tony Bland judgement"