From a Right to Die to a Right to Care: The Evolving History of Disorders of Consciousness

Keynote Presenter: Joseph J. Fins


The talk will trace the history from Quinlan through the new DoC guidelines and explain how the legacy of the past still haunts us. It will also discuss the significance for bioethics of changing the permanent VS to chronic VS given the history of the right to die and the permanence of VS. Finally, it will end with a debate on civil and disability rights.

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