A coma is a profound or deep state of unconsciousness (consciousness being the awareness of the self and the environment). People in a state of coma are alive but unable to move or respond to their environment. Coma may occur as a complication of an underlying illness or as a result of an injury, like a brain injury.
Professional Caregiver Burnout with Patients in Minimally Conscious State
Working with patients with severe brain injury can cause emotional exhaustion.
¿Cómo afectan los traumatismos cerebrales al estado de conciencia?
Aprende cómo un traumatismo cerebral puede causar problemas con la capacidad para despertar, el estado de conciencia, la vigilancia y la receptividad.
An Interview with Joseph Giacino, PhD
Learn about the needs and care of individuals with disorders of consciousness.
Of Mind and Matter: Understanding Consciousness
An exploration on questions surrounding coma and consciousness of the brain.
Coma and Persistent Vegetative State
What do these states of minimal consciousness exactly mean?
Facts About the Vegetative and Minimally Conscious States After Severe Brain Injury
Brain injury can cause a wide range of disturbances of consciousness. Learn more.
Brain Trauma, Concussion, and Coma
Learn about the anatomy of different brain traumas.