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Disorders of consciousness: shaping a medical humanities initiative

Kitzinger, Jenny ORCID: 2010. Disorders of consciousness: shaping a medical humanities initiative. [Discussion Paper]. Cardiff: Cardiff University. Available at:

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The aim of this initiative is to set the ground work to develop research in cultural understandings of, and responses to, severe brain disorders (vegetative and minimally conscious states). This is a troubling and cutting edge area of developing biomedicine and health care ethics – an area which exemplifies many of the challenges of medicine in society. The ultimate aim would be to help develop a humanities initiative which could inform improved decision-making (on a social and individual level) about how science, technology and medicine can best be deployed to maximise human health and well-being.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
Date Type: Completion
Status: Unpublished
Schools: Journalism, Media and Culture
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Additional Information: A discussion paper for Wellcome Trust application
Publisher: Cardiff University
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Last Modified: 25 Oct 2022 08:24

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