Family Experiences of Vegetative and Minimally Conscious States

Professor David Menon

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Brief outline: David Menon explains how decisions are taken in intensive care when treating patients in a coma in the early days after their injury. He reflects on problems of uncertainty about outcome at this stage.

Background: David Menon is Professor and Head of the Department of Anaesthesia, Principal Investigator in the Wolfson Brain Imaging Centre, and Co-Chair of the Acute Brain Injury Programme at the University of Cambridge. He is co-author of ‘Mental Capacity Act 2005: guidance for Critical Care’.

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