TITLE

A locked-in life can still be worth living

AUTHOR(S)
Coghlan, Andy
PUB. DATE
March 2011
SOURCE
New Scientist;3/5/2011, Vol. 209 Issue 2802, p14
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses research led by Steven Laureys of the Coma Science Group at the University of Liège which surveyed people with locked-in syndrome (LIS) concerning their happiness. 72 percent of respondents indicated that they had a high quality of life, though there were complaints about the amount of worthwhile activities, social opportunities, and recreation. The scientists argue that these results should change policies concerning euthanasia.
ACCESSION #
64078316

 

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