Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:Vegetative state patients can respond to questions
Recent discoveries raise some interesting questions about consciousness, and the ethics of turning off life support.
Ben wrote:From time to time I have wondered whether it was of any benefit.
Ben wrote:That's interesting.
Following my brother's car accident I sat with him and talked to him while all his vital signs slid off the edge of the world and became brain dead.
From time to time I have wondered whether it was of any benefit.
Bhante, Are you saying that if a patient goes into cardiac arrest in a hospital, that no matter what the patient has previously indicated, the hospital personal should do whatever it take to try to resuscitate the patient?Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:.
Since human life is so rare and precious, IMO doctors should do whatever they can to preserve life, at times even against the will of the patient. We have all faced situations where we want to give up on some task that seems futile, but afterwards have succeeded when encouraged by others.
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