Re: Zombie infections: epidemiology, treatment, and prevention
Dr Smith's comprehensive review of this topic is tarnished by the uncritical acceptance of pejorative language in relation to those affected by this condition. I have recently been party to the extensive deliberations of a family study group on this topic. A proposal emerged (sometime after midnight) that the term Zombie should be replaced by the neutral term Person with Non-normative Post Mortem Experience (perhaps abreviated as PeNPoME). The adoption of this non-judgmental perspective should facilitate qualitative participative research to characterise the perspectives of penpomes.
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