Family Experiences of Vegetative and Minimally Conscious States


In this section you can find out about the experience of having a relative in a vegetative or minimally conscious state. The two researchers travelled all around the UK to talk to 65 people in their own homes. Here you can hear and see people share their personal stories.  Find out about issues such as hope, care and treatment, making decisions, impact on the family and reflections on consciousness, recovery and the end of life. 

This section is based on research by the Coma and Disorders of Consciousness Research Centre, Cardiff University




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Supported by:
Economic and Social Research Council, Knowledge Exchange Grant [ES/K00560X/1]
Financial support from the Health Experiences Research Group

Publication date: September 2014
​Last updated : December 2017

Review date: December 2019

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