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Making decisions to limit treatment in life-limiting and life-threatening conditions in children: a framework for practice

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  • Collaborators John Pettitt, Richard Hain, Maggie Wearmouth, Patricia Walsh, Fiona Steart, Jillian McFadzean, Robert Wheeler, Bharti Meparni, John Wyatt, Julie Bayliss, Robin Powell, Julian Roberts, Bea Teuten, Farrah Rajah, Zoe Picton-Howell.

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  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

  • i PVS- A state of unawareness of self and environment in which the patient breathes spontaneously, has a stable circulation and shows cycles of eye closure and eye opening which simulates sleep and waking, for a period of 12 months following a head injury or 6 months following other causes of brain damage.