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Joint Statement of the World Federation of Catholic Medical Associations and the Pontifical Academy for Life on the Vegetative State, 2004

Wednesday, 31 December 2003

Scientific and ethical problems related to the Vegetative State

1) Vegetative State (VS) is a state of unresponsiveness, currently defined as a condition marked by: a state of vigilance, some alternation of sleep/wake cycles, absence of signs of awareness of self and surroundings, lack of behavioural responses to stimuli from the environment, maintenance of autonomic and other brain functions.

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