Family Experiences of Vegetative and Minimally Conscious States

Professor Derick Wade


Brief outline: Professor Derick Wade of the Oxford Centre for Enablement explains the meaning of the words such as “coma”, “vegetative state” and “locked-in syndrome” and answers questions such as 'how can you be sure that someone is not conscious?' and if they can feel pain. He also describes processes for best interests decision-making.

Background: Professor Derick Wade of the Oxford Centre for Enablement

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