Are you referring to brain-injured patients who recover some consciousness as being in a persistent vegetative state? If so it is time to update your vocabulary to include the new term which is more descriptive and void of negative connotation.
Posts in category Keeping Current
Read about the new preferred term for “Personalized Medicine” and the reason for the recommended change.
Do you use these terms when talking about addiction: substance abuse, addict, alcoholic, drug addiction? Read the post and learn the changing language of addiction.