This CBC podcast from “Ideas from the Trenches” looks at the ethical and moral questions that emerge from assessment of consciousness in behaviourally unresponsive patients.
A great story from CBC’s The Current about a sister who became her brother’s caregiver after their parents died. It highlights the difficulties in accessing supports for non-traditional caregivers.
Brain-implanted electrodes provide detailed neural information that can drive brain-computer interfaces that are orders of magnitude faster and more accurate than EEG-based technologies. However, the process of implanting electrodes is highly invasive, and research in this area has suffered from lack of participants. In order to overcome this critical barrier, Phil Kennedy implanted electrodes into his own brain and conducted experiments on himself.
A heartbreaking account of the desperate and increasingly common situation facing families of individuals with severe disabilities. What options do we offer caregivers who are unable to cope with the relentless and high-intensity needs of those they are responsible for?