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BRAIN DEATH  PVS COMA & RELATED TERRI SCHIAVO ROBERT WENDLAND SPECIAL REQUESTS FOR E-DOCS

"In 2002 the results of a worldwide survey were published in Neurology, concluding that the use of the term “brain death” worldwide is “an accepted fact but there was no global consensus on the diagnostic criteria” and there are still “unresolved issues worldwide.” No wonder there is so much confusion and serious concern about this criteria.  The following articles will help the reader understand this and may even save your life or that of someone you love.   Editor, CHN

 

 SO -CALLED BRAIN DEATH - COMA PVS & RELATED


Vital distinctions in transplantation by Paul Bryne MD  "Everyone getting a driver's license ought to be informed of the truth about "brain death" and organ transplantation before answering the question "Do you want to be an organ donor?" After all, your life may well depend on your answer."

"Brain Death" is Not Death! By Paul Bryne MD Our goal is to keep body and soul united.  When a vital organ ceases to function, death can result. On the other hand, medical intervention can sometimes restore the function of the damaged organ, or medical devices (such as pacemakers and heart-lung machines) can preserve life. The observation of a cessation of functioning of the brain or some other organ of the body does not in itself indicate destruction of even that organ, much less death of the person."  Paul Byrne, MD

Understanding brain death criteria by Paul Byrne, MD  Are brain-related criteria based on valid scientific data? Find out why Byrne believes Uniform Determination of Death Act  UDDA laws and must be repealed and the Uniform Anatomical Gift Act  UAGA must be repealed or amended.  Also included is a short bio of Paul Byrne

Vital Distinctions in Transplantation Organ and tissue donation by Paul Byrne, MD

ON UNDERSTANDING BRAIN DEATH: BY PAUL A. BYRNE, M.D. and RICHARD G. NILES, M.D.

Brain Death: The Patient, the Physician and Society by By Paul A. Byrne, M. et.al.," Part I sets forth the nature and structure of the recent change in medical practice and shows something of its social import. .. Part II: whether the criteria approved by the new statutes are medically correct and properly expressed, and also whether they truly correspond to a person's death.... Part III we seek to find to what extent the new mode of medical practice and the legislation which embodies it are compatible with the major religious traditions of this country. Part IV considers various legal questions not dealt with elsewhere and presents what we regard as the minimum requirements for proper legislation in this domain."
 

Consciousness in Congenitally Decorticate Children: "Developmental Vegetative State" as Self-Fulfilling Prophecy. 

Definition Of Death Debated 


PVS RECOVERY The following 4 articles are found on the same page, in PVS RECOVERY.  
"We have always been told there is no recovery from persistent vegetative state - doctors can only make a sufferer's last days as painless as possible. But is that really the truth? Across three continents, severely brain-damaged patients are awake and talking after taking ... a sleeping pill. And no one is more baffled than the GP who made the breakthrough. Steve Boggan witnesses these 'strange and wonderful' rebirths "

    Back from the dead: A cure for comas  

    Reborn

    Ambien Gives Hope To Coma Patients

    Sleeping pill 'woke up' man in coma



RON STEWART could hear but not speak " I'm not dead yet.' I wanted to yell it out. 'I'm alive.' But I couldn't say a word..."

What is a Person?

"Husband kills self out of grief, then comatose wife regains consciousness" 

Hungering and Thirsting After Righteousness: Providing Nutrition and Hydration to Patients in the Persistent Vegetative State— Moving Beyond the Problems Toward a Christian Response Cindy Province R.N., M.S.N.  The Condition of the Persistent Vegetative State

Interview: All in the Mind Brain Death, with Alan Shewmon  Guests on this program: Alan Shewmon.. . .

Brain Death -- Well Settled yet Still Unresolved

Should We Be Dying to Donate? & Ethical Implications of Non-Heart-Beating Organ Donation by Nancy Valko 

PVS IS NOT A DEATH SENTENCE

HARRY MIDDLETON They wanted his organs by Cheryl Eckstein, Editor, CHN

I LIVE

Scientist Says Mind Continues After Brain Dies By Sarah Tippit

Heart Transplant Pioneer Barnard Dies Aged 78

U.K. Organ Scandal Doctor Pleads Guilty in Canada

Mom's devotion knows no end

Dad overjoyed as daughter speaks after being diagnosed as PVS & 20 years mute

    Neurosurgeon surprised by Sara Twenty years after (same page, with link to video of Sara's father's interview)

BRAIN;  TIME  Articles which appeared in TIME January 29, 2007

 Woman Wakes After 20 Year Coma, Impacts Terri Schaivo Legal Battle 

 Disability Activists Call for Moratorium on Starvation and Dehydration

Brain-Injured Scott Thomas' Fight for Life

Brain Scans Show Increased Activity During Story-Telling In Patients With Severe Brain Injuries

FROM COMA TO MOTHERHOOD: Badly hurt woman goes home to new daughter   

COMA "Awakenings: Coma Patients Can Recover"  by Nancy Valko RN Can Steven Becker be Neglected to Death?

Steven Becker and the Fight for the Soul of Catholic Health Ca

The Brain Death Controversy in Jewish Law Rabbi  Yitzchok  A. Breitowitz 

The right to die: when does the patient know best?

fMRI reveals large-scale network activation in minimally conscious patients

Brain Scans Show Increased Activity During Story-Telling In Patients With Severe Brain Injuries

New Signs of Awareness Seen in Some Brain-Injured Patients

U.K. Organ Scandal Doctor Pleads Guilty in Canada

See ME! A poem and an amazing photograph

Lung transplant from non-heart-beating donors  

First patient to receive lung from dead donor dies March 19. 2001

From coma to motherhood: Badly hurt woman goes home to new daughter

EU rule will allow medical research on handicapped

Tougher rules on when to let coma victims die

Victorian Supreme Court makes landmark Australian ruling on tube feeding Case of 69 year old man having feeding tube removed

Mind Control Tool Operating System (New device): Information on MCTOS TEST:  communication alternatives for patients who have brain injuries or are potentially paralyzed. Success stories reported for those with ALS, Cerebral Palsy, and Rett Syndrome
 


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TERRI SCHIAVO
 

TERRI SCHIAVO - ARCHIVES THIS PAGE OFFERS FACTS AND STORIES RELATED TO THE LIFE AND DEATH BY MURDER OF TERRI SCHIAVO WITH LINKS TO A LARGE NUMBER OF ARTICLES.
 

BOOK ANNOUNCEMENT - Our Fight4Terri Cheryl Ford RN, Founder of Fight4Terri.com & Dr. J.E. Craddock  //see also THE BOOK  & VIDEO SHELF

 A STUDY IN CONTRASTS: THE DEATHS OF POPE JOHN PAUL II AND TERRI SCHIAVO by Nancy Guilfoy Valko, RN "A year after his statement, Pope John Paul II answered all his critics most eloquently by his own death. And, just days before the Pope’s death, the death of Terri Schiavo showed the world the exact opposite of the Pope’s death- the ugly face of euthanasia."

Disability Activists Call for Moratorium on Starvation and Dehydration 

Terri Schiavo: It's Not Just About Terri Any More by David Jayne

Cast Me Not Off in Old Age"

Varying Degrees of Disgust  by P. Hennessy 

Schiavo poll

What is a Person?

Terry was not in a coma, nor was she PVS, however I have posted this article below in this section because of the content. 

Hungering and Thirsting After Righteousness: Providing Nutrition and Hydration to Patients in the Persistent Vegetative State— Moving Beyond the Problems Toward a Christian Response Cindy Province R.N., M.S.N.  The Condition of the Persistent Vegetative State

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ROBERT WENDLAND
 

 ROBERT WENDLAND ~  archives

    Robert Wendland ~ Supreme Court Decision Aug. 9th ...(Decision Reversed) For easy access ... complete decision

    ROBERT WENDLAND . . . INCLUDES NEW ARTICLES (NOV. 01) &  ARCHIVES


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PVS:

PRACTICE PARAMETERS:  ASSESSMENT AND MANAGEMENT OF PATIENTS IN THE PERSISTENT VEGETATIVE STATE (Summary Statement) Report of the Quality Standards Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology  http://www.aan.com/professionals/practice/pdfs/pdf_1995_thru_1998/1995.45.1015.pdf

Restraint reduction Note from CHN: I think anyone who has a loved one or friend in long term care, or nursing home should take the time to peruse this PDF file - it may help to assess how your loved one is doing, and help prevent possible abuse

Hungering and Thirsting After Righteousness: Providing Nutrition and Hydration to Patients in the Persistent Vegetative State— Moving Beyond the Problems Toward a Christian Response Cindy Province R.N., M.S.N.  The Condition of the Persistent Vegetative State
 


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