Written by authors with over 20 years of experience in the rehabilitation of patients in a persistent vegetative state, this practical text bridges a gap in the specialized literature by providing neurologists, emergency physicians, physiatrists, and internists, as well as therapists, with a new set of tools to make rapid progress in the treatment of these patients whose improvement is wholly dependent upon them. A second equally relevant aspect covered in this book is the relationship of the care-giving physician with the patient's family. Particular attention is given to the approach the physician must take towards family members of the patient lacking mental activity. A third section illustrates the structural and instrumental devices useful in planning and operating a unit specialized in the treatment of patients in the persistent vegetative state, with particular attention given to the rules governing the unit.
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'This text should be considered mandatory reading for those working with patients in VS and their families. [It] is an authoritative reference. . . . well-organized, comprehensive and detailed. . . [The authors] have made a significant contribution to the understanding and care of those faced with this condition.' -- Brain Injury
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