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Penn Memory Center Event: “Alive Inside: Using neuroimaging to detect covert consciousness in the brain-injured patient” with Andrew Peterson
February 28 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Hosted by the Penn Memory Center
“Alive Inside: Using neuroimaging to detect covert consciousness in the brain-injured patient.”
Andrew Peterson, PhD – Assistant Professor, Greenwall Faculty Scholar, Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy, George Mason University
This presentation provides an ethical analysis of the American Academy of Neurology practice guideline on disorders of consciousness. The analysis focuses on the guideline’s recommendations regarding the use of advanced neuroimaging methods to assess brain-injured patients. Complex and multifaceted ethical issues have emerged because these methods alter the clinical understanding of consciousness. I address issues of false hope and the prolongation of lives judged not worth living. I argue that, in spite of these concerns, there is significant benefit to using neuroimaging and electroencephalography to assess brain-injured patients.
Thursday, February 28th 3:00 PM. P3MB colloquium
Ralston House, 3615 Chestnut St., Conference Room 241.
More about Andrew: https://www.ippp.gmu.edu/andrew-peterson