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Post-coma unresponsiveness and minimally responsive state [electronic resource] : a guide for families and carers of people with profound brain damage
Bib ID 4402354
Format BookBook, OnlineOnline
Online Access
Online Versions
Description Canberra, A.C.T. : National Health and Medical Research Council, 2008 
ISBN 1864963557
1864963611
Series

PANDORA electronic collection.

Technical Details

Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web. Available at: http://www.nhmrc.gov.au/publications/synopses/_files/e82.pdf 

Summary

The guidelines aim to contribute to the care of people in a state of post-coma unresponsiveness (PCU) or a minimally responsive state (MRS) by addressing ethical issues associated with this care - especially the complicated issues that have proved difficult for families, health professionals, courts and tribunals. They provide an ethical framework to guide decisions in the best interests of people in PCU or MRS, and they offer a basis for reaching consensus among health professionals and families involved in making these decisions. They are intended to assist care providers in decision-making from a time that is sufficiently past the initial injury so as not to interfere with or influence acute management, but at a point when rapid changes are no longer expected.

Notes

Title from title screen (viewed on 15 July 2008).

Includes bibliographical references.

Text.

Selected for archiving

Subjects Brain damage -- Patients -- Services for -- Australia.  |  Respite care -- Australia.
Other authors/contributors National Health and Medical Research Council (Australia)
Terms of Use Commonwealth of Australia 2008. 

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