Abstract

Our essay will address both the right-to-die movement in America and the emerging culture of neglect in the treatment of a class of patients with disorders of consciousness with which the right-to-die movement is entwined. We trace the etiology of these two themes through changes in our scientific understanding of brain injury and recovery against a growing societal acculturation to dominion over one's self at life's end.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1944-768X
Print ISSN
0037-783X
Pages
pp. 731-746
Launched on MUSE
2014-04-30
Open Access
No
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