“Alive inside: How do we reach ‘vegetative’ patients when tests show they’re aware of everything”
(National Post — December 23, 2019)
Roughly 20 percent of people like Jeff who are assumed to be totally¬† unconscious — no¬† idea of who they are or where they are, unable to exhibit any “willful behavior” — are actually aware, lingering undetected somewhere in a state between life and nothingness. New guidelines could help in the search to find them.