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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
Volume27
Issue4
Pagination544-553
Date Published2018 10
ISSN1469-2147
KeywordsBioethical Issues, Consciousness, Death, Ethicists, Ethics, Clinical, History, 20th Century, History, 21st Century, Humans, Neurosciences, Persistent Vegetative State, Terminal Care
Abstract

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.

DOI10.1017/S0963180118000063
Alternate JournalCamb Q Healthc Ethics
PubMed ID30198463

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