Constructive Disappointment and Disbelief: Building a Career in Neuroethics.

TitleConstructive Disappointment and Disbelief: Building a Career in Neuroethics.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsFins, Joseph J.
JournalCamb Q Healthc Ethics
Date Published2018 10
KeywordsBioethical Issues, Consciousness, Death, Ethicists, Ethics, Clinical, History, 20th Century, History, 21st Century, Humans, Neurosciences, Persistent Vegetative State, Terminal Care

Sometimes one's greatest academic disappointments can have unexpected outcomes. This is especially true when one is trying to change career trajectories or do something that others did not take seriously. My path into neuroethics was an unexpected journey catalyzed in part by constructive disappointment and the disbelief of colleagues who thought that the work I was pursuing nearly two decades prior was a fool's errand. After all, could anyone-in his or her right mind-ever conceive of waking up a person unconscious from brain injury and getting him to speak? 1.

Alternate JournalCamb Q Healthc Ethics
PubMed ID30198463

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