Family Experiences of Vegetative and Minimally Conscious States

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Publication details

DatePublished - 2014
Original languageEnglish


Here you can find out about the experience of having a relative in a vegetative or minimally conscious state. The two researchers travelled all around the UK to talk to 65 people in their own homes. You can hear and see people share their personal stories. Find out about issues such as hope, care and treatment, making decisions, impact on the family and reflections on consciousness, recovery and the end of life.

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Bibliographical note

This is an online multi-media resource drawing on research interviews with 65 family members of people in vegetative and minimally conscious states. It is a resource to support families and train health and social care professionals working in this area.

    Research areas

  • family experience, ethics, qualitative, DECISION-MAKING, coma, death, end of life care

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