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2011 | 5 | 191-198
Article title

Rola świadomości w decyzjach dotyczących zaprzestania podtrzymywania funkcji życiowych

Title variants
EN
The Role of Consciousness in the End-of-life Decisions
Languages of publication
PL
Abstracts
EN
Recent fMRI research suggests that at least some patients diagnosed as being in the permanent vegetative state can be more aware than it was previously thought. In this paper I briefly discuss the aforementioned research; then I consider to which of several kinds of consciousness they appeal to; and finally I analyze the ethical implications of these findings. In particular I consider whether having higher forms of consciousness must always be an additional reason against the withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment. In my paper I also highlight the general importance of cognitive science for the ethical evaluations of some medical practices.
Year
Volume
5
Pages
191-198
Physical description
Dates
online
2012-06-29
Contributors
References
Document Type
Publication order reference
YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.desklight-282c0d62-78bd-43ae-b146-7587023ba23d
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