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New Imaging Technologies at the End of Life: Promises and Ethical Challenges

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Further Reading


Bauby, J.D., The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, New York: A.A. Knopf, 1997.

Taylor, Jill Bolte, My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey, Penguin Group, June 2008.



Dworschak, M., "My Second Birth: Discovering Life in Vegetative Patients," Der Spiegel (2009).

Dworschak, M., "Neurological Rescue Mission: Communicating with Those Trapped within Their Brains," Der Spiegel (2010).

Fernandez, M., "Hit by a Truck and Given Up for Dead, a Woman Fights Back," New York Times, 21 December 2010.

Hotz, Robert Lee, "Atlas Gives Scientists New View of the Brain," Wall Street Journal, 13 April 2011.

Jennings, B., "The Ordeal of Reminding: Traumatic Brain Injury and the Goals of Care," Hastings Center Report 36, No.2 (2006): 29-37.

Martone, M., "Decisionmaking Issues in the Rehabilitation Process," Hastings Center Report 31, No.2 (2001): 36-41.

Martone, M., "Making Health Care Decisions without a Prognosis: Life in a Brain Trauma Unit," Annual of the Society of Christian Ethics 20, (2000): 309-327.

Martone, M., Over the Waterfall, CreateSpace, 2011.

Martone, M., "What Does Society Owe Those Who Are Minimally Conscious?," Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics 26, No.2 (2006): 201-217.

Monti, M.M., A. Vanhaudenhuyse, M.R. Coleman, M. Boly, J.D. Pickard, L. Tshibanda, A.M. Owen, and S. Laureys, "Willful Modulation of Brain Activity in Disorders of Consciousness," New England Journal of Medicine 330, No.21 (1994): 1499-1508.

Clark, Meghan, Traumatic Brain Injury & Christian Hope, Catholic Moral Theology, March 28, 2011.