A locked-in life can still be worth living

Coghlan, Andy
March 2011
New Scientist;3/5/2011, Vol. 209 Issue 2802, p14
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.


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