This article addresses the legal and ethical implications of treatment, research, and public policy decisions in the context of severe traumatic brain injury. Examining the tragic circumstances of a fifteen year-old boy from Connecticut who remained in a near vegetative state for almost three years, the authors provide a thorough discussion of the diverse legal and ethical issues encountered by those close to traumatic brain injury victims as they consider treatment options, research activities, and public policy decisions.
A Primer on the Law and Ethics of Treatment, Research, and Public Policy in the Context of Severe Traumatic Brain Injury,
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