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Do you want to be kept alive?


A vegetative state, in which patients wake from coma but appear to have no awareness had been diagnosed. You are brain-damaged patient. You don't know whether you are getting through, wheter your loved one can understand you. Some brain-damaged patients who are in a vegetative state can understand and answer questions using their thoughts alone. Scientsist then read their answers by studying magnetic resonance imaging scans. The advance however raises difficult ethical question, such as whether patients could use the technology to express a wish to die.

 

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