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    slim. This is my least favorite part. The first thing that Susan does is go to the hospital library to research coma. She finds out that no one really knows why anyone goes into a coma, and that the subject is so vast it is unbelievable. She writes down everything she finds out in her notebook. She then finds the main computer of the hospital and fills out a request form for all cases of coma occurring to inpatients which were unrelated to the patients known disease. She didn't sign her name, though

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    permanent comas across the country (Get the Stats, n.d.) While doctors work to help patients recover as best to their medical knowledge, experts are developing new techniques to make coma recovery more prevalent in cases of traumatic brain injuries. Medical researchers around the world are working to grasp the biology behind the human brain and its functions, as well as understand how it responds to injury. One of the most famous responses to traumatic brain injuries are the different types of comas patients

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    In the same way movies have great influence on public perception of doctors and hospitals, public perception also has considerable influence on depiction of doctors and hospitals in movies. The Hospital and Coma, released in 1971 and 1978 respectively, depict an image of possible public mistrust of doctors, hospitals, and the institution of medicine as whole. The public possibly perceived doctors and hospitals as inefficient and impersonal. The late 1960s to 1970s were a period of change in medicine

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    Free Euthanasia Essay

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    Euthanasia Karen Quinland became one of the most famous persons in the field of Bioethics because of the controversies over her right to die. Due to a drug overdose, she went into a coma for an extended period of time. Because of many people’s misconceptions about comatose conditions, controversies about her case arose as the public tried to rationalize the decision of allowing her to die. Because of popular culture, the average person believes that a patient in a comatose condition, or a

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    Defining Life and Death

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    Web. 18 February 2014. 3. Wade, Derick T., and Claire Johnston. “The permanent vegetative state: practical guidance on diagnosis and management”. British Medical Journal. 319.7213: 841–844. Web. 18 February 2014. 4. Mass Casualties: Glasgow Coma Scale. Center of Disease Control. 9 May 2003. Web. 19 February 2014. 5. Goodwyn, Wade. “The Strange Case Of Marlise Munoz and John Peter Smith Hospital”. National Public Radio. 28, January 2014. Web. 19 February 2014. 6. Singh, Maavi. “Why

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    The Vegetative State and Euthanasia Much media attention has been directed at the very practical use of euthanasia or assisted suicide on patients who are in a vegetative state or irreversible coma. The truth is that a significant number of such cases actually recover. This essay is devoted to those types, some very young, who would have been killed if euthanasia/assisted suicide had been legalized. Let's begin our consideration with a nine-year-old named Ryan Atencio. He was taken off

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    declared brain dead but then regain some brain activity (Greenberg, 2014). This has sparked debates... ... middle of paper ... ...ble. Although this is so, certain cases have indicated that some patients’ brains appeared lifeless, when they are in a coma, but are not completely brain dead, therefore the ventilation and persistence of their family has been beneficial to them. Recent cases also indicate that foetuses can be kept alive in their mother’s womb using ventilation if the mother has been declared

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    with PVS, however, it is not the same. When an individual is brain dead there is no activity anywhere in the brain, in PVS there is some activity in the brain steam and some other primitive regions. Persistent vegetative state or PVS often follows a coma and refers to a state where an individual loses their higher cerebral functions of their brain, but their breathing and circulation (functions of the brainstem) remain comparatively normal. The individual may cry, laugh or open their eyes in response

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    Keeping a Brain Dead Patient on Life Support

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    brain dead patient on life support. 3.1 Criteria for brain death Brain death occurs when there is a loss of all brain and brain stem function due to damaged brain cells. It is often termed as an irreversible coma as the damaged cells cannot regenerate themselves and a patient is stuck in a coma-like state. (Wilson and Christensen, 2014) The two brain scans show the contrast between a conscious patient and of a brain dead patient. The colourful or bright region in the normal conscious

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    up” after being brain dead for so long. The scientific and medical world have advanced in ways that a normal person could understand. They have specifics testing in which they can determined whether a person is completely brain dead, or simply in a coma in which they have a chance of waking up. No one should depend on a machine in order to sustain their life. Being brain dead could be a heartbreaking and very emotional subject to discuss among family and friends. It is understandable that some people

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