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Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsMedicine · 1 month ago

Keeping someone in a vegetative state is cruel?

I was watching a documentary on brain activity in patients who are fully paralyzed from head to toe or in a vegetative state (unable to move at all). There was a story about a woman who was in her early 20s who was in a car accident and the brain scans showed her brain was functioning (she was still able to process information and think and even imagine things when they asked her to, showing parts of her brain lighting up on the scan) but she was unable to move at all.

It seems cruel to keep someone alive in a vegetative state. Its being trapped in your own body. What kind of existence is that? How long can the body even survive like that?

When an animal is that injured, it is put down as a form of compassion and mercy. But we dont do that for people? It seems so horrific.

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  • 1 month ago

    It's called Locked-in syndrome where you're aware of your surroundings but unable to move.

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  • Dixon
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    1 month ago

    That is not what "vegetative state" means.

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  • 1 month ago

    Stay alive.. it's just that you are having trouble seeing how to enjoy life. People may still interact with their loved ones even in an awkward situation.

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  • 1 month ago

    In my opinion yes! euthanasia should be discussed around the world.

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