Web Materials: Possibilities in Life Transitions Lesson 3


Web Articles

Martin M. Monti, Ph.D., et. al “Willful Modulation of Brain Activity in Disorders of ConsciousnessThe New England Journal of Medicine, February 18, 2010 vol. 362 no. 7 (full pdf)

Lorina Naci Phd, Adrian Owns, PhD “Making Every word Count for nonresponsive patients.” JAMA Neurol. 2013 (free to health providers)

Srivas Chennu et al. “Spectral Signatures of Reorganised Brain Networks in Disorders of Consciousness” PLOS Computational Biology October 16, 2014 (full article)

Bernat JL. “Increasing Awareness in Unawareness.” JAMA Neurol.2013;70(10):1231-1232. doi:10.1001/jamaneurol.2013.3746. (for purchase)

Sahar Younes Othman, Mona Mohamed EL-hady “Effect of implementing structured communication messages on the clinical outcomes of unconscious patients Critical Care and Emergency Nursing, Mansoura University, Dakahlia, Egypt, April 19, 2015 Accepted: June 17, 2015 Online Published: July 5, 2015 (full pdf)

Marla Paul, “FAMILY VOICES AND STORIES SPEED COMA RECOVERY: Study answers question ‘Can he hear me?’ with resounding ‘Yes’.” Northwestern University, January 22, 2015

Theresa Louise-Bender Pape, DrPH, et al. “Placebo-Controlled Trial of Familiar Auditory Sensory Training for Acute Severe Traumatic Brain Injury: A Preliminary Report” Neuro rehabil Neural Repair1545968314554626, first published on January 22, 2015 (for purchase)

Karen Leigh, “Communicating with unconscious patientsNursing Times. 29 NOVEMBER, 2001 VOL: 97, ISSUE: 48, PAGE NO: 35 (full text)

Munger A, Rios Y, Ignowski C, Nelson M, Gass S, Festa C. “Communicating with the unresponsive patient: a student review.”Dimens Crit Care Nurs. 2012 Sep-Oct;31(5):275-82. (for purchase)

Luis Miguel et al.,Verbal communication with unconscious patients.” Acta paul. enferm. vol.26 no.5 São Paulo 2013 http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-21002013000500016 (full pdf)

Paula Tosch, “Patients’ Recollections of Their Posttraumatic Coma” Journal of Neuroscience Nursing 20(4):223-8 · August 1988 (for purchase)



Amy and Arthur Mindell Website

Since the 1970’s, Arny, and later Amy, have been studying how to work with process and how to facilitate the challenging, mysterious, wonderful and sometimes agonizing, human and natural world we live in.

Coma and Disorders of Consciousness Research Center

We are a multi-disciplinary group of researchers exploring the cultural, ethical, legal and social dimensions of coma, the vegetative state and the minimally conscious state. We have an extensive research archive of interviews with family members and are planning to extend our research into, for example, ethnographic work in care homes. We are pursuing research into how decision-making, care and support can be improved and exploring the ethical and economic debates around this issue, as well as examining the potential of innovative cultural engagements to enrich public debate. We have also translated the research findings into multi-media online resources to support families and practitioners.