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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

End of Life Decisions: Measuring Consciousness

By David DiSalvo
Forbes Magazine
Originally published August 17, 2013

An experimental tool designed to “peek” into a patient’s brain and find signs of consciousness could eventually give doctors a way to more accurately judge chances of recovery from serious brain trauma – and in the process change the nature of end-of-life decisions.

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This knowledge could potentially change the way end-of-life decisions are made by providing doctors and loved ones with a firmer means to evaluate whether a patient has the capacity to recover.

The entire story is here.
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