Resources & Information
National Clinical Guidelines on the treatment of patients in prolonged disorders of consciousness, the Royal College of Physicians (2013)
Serious medical decisions regarding people in vegetative or minimally conscious states: the role of family and friends (View a short YouTube introduction to this booklet.)
Mental Capacity and Best Interests decisions: a practical guide for practitioners (by Derick Wade)
Timeline on administering and withholding/withdrawing treatment from severely brain injured patients
There is further information on topics such as advanced decision making available from the links in our resources on dying and bereavement
You may also be interested in our resources on life changing injuries.