How does functional neurodiagnostics influence the decisions made on behalf of patients with disorders of consciousness?

Functional neurodiagnostics could help researchers and clinicians gain more information about residual awareness in patients with disorders of consciousness. It could allow a more accurate distinction between the unresponsive wakefulness syndrome and the minimally conscious state, however how a patient’s next of kin deals with it remains unclear.

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A qualitative study exploring the expectations of people living with type 1 diabetes regarding prospective use of a hybrid closed-loop system

Prospective users’ general enthusiasm and trust foster the clinical and commercial success of hybrid closed‐loop systems. However, poor user satisfaction caused by unrealistic expectations and plausible inconveniences and concerns may limit this success.

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How can researchers empower autistic people’s decision-making?

This article is about research ethics when people with autism take part in research studies. It is related to the Autism Research Ethics Task Force Project.

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Contextualized Autonomy in Transitional Care for Youth With Neurologic Conditions: The Role of the Pediatric Neurologist

In this article, the authors focus on the topic of autonomy and situations that may arise in transition care in the context of pediatric neurology.

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Neuroethics and nonhuman animals

First neuroethics book devoted exclusively to nonhuman animals.

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