Family Experiences of Vegetative and Minimally Conscious States

Professor Lynne Turner-Stokes

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Brief outline: Professor Lynne Turner-Stokes explains the conditions under which a patient can be determined to be in a ‘permanent’ vegetative state. She emphasises the need for skilled and repeat assessments.

Background: Lynne Turner-Stokes is a Consultant in rehabilitation medicine and Herbert Dunhill Medicine Professor of Rehabilitation, King’s College London. She chaired the Royal College of Physicians' working party on prolonged disorders of consciousness.

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