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Attitudes of Lay People to Withdrawal of Treatment in Brain Damaged Patients

Overview of attention for article published in Neuroethics, January 2013
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (86th percentile)

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Title
Attitudes of Lay People to Withdrawal of Treatment in Brain Damaged Patients
Published in
Neuroethics, January 2013
DOI 10.1007/s12152-012-9174-4
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Authors

Jacob Gipson, Guy Kahane, Julian Savulescu

Abstract

Whether patients in the vegetative state (VS), minimally conscious state (MCS) or the clinically related locked-in syndrome (LIS) should be kept alive is a matter of intense controversy. This study aimed to examine the moral attitudes of lay people to these questions, and the values and other factors that underlie these attitudes.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 1 4%
United States 1 4%
Canada 1 4%
Unknown 25 89%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 8 29%
Other 5 18%
Professor 3 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 7%
Other 7 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 7 25%
Philosophy 4 14%
Psychology 4 14%
Neuroscience 4 14%
Social Sciences 3 11%
Other 6 21%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 10. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 17 March 2014.
All research outputs
#1,407,011
of 12,544,958 outputs
Outputs from Neuroethics
#170
of 316 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#28,858
of 217,837 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Neuroethics
#6
of 8 outputs
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