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Persistent vegetative state: A family's agony

September 23rd, 2016

Episode 1213 of 1273 episodes

The family of a woman who spent nearly four years in a permanent vegetative state (PVS), after a drug overdose which severely damaged her brain, have said the process for withdrawing treatment for these patients should be sped up and simplified. Sanchia Berg speaks to the family. Derick Wade, professor in neurological rehabilitation at the Oxford Centre for Enablement, and Nageena Khalique QC, head of Court of Protection Law at No.5 Chambers, discuss the issue. (Image: hospital. Credit: Getty Images.)