jump to last post 1-4 of 4 discussions (4 posts)

What would your wishes be if you were in a coma or "brain dead"?

  1. ttrash profile image58
    ttrashposted 7 years ago

    What would your wishes be if you were in a coma or "brain dead"?

    If for some reason this happened to you, what would you want your family to do? Do they know about your wishes regarding this subject?

  2. MickS profile image70
    MickSposted 7 years ago

    My wife already has the instruction to have the machine turned off if medical opinion suggested that I would remain in a vegetative state.

  3. profile image0
    Charlotte Postposted 7 years ago

    A few years ago there was a case in which this situation occurred. Terry Schaivo was in a vegetative state, I'm sure everyone knows about it, it received national attention. Our family thought about our wishes together at that time, and most of us said the same thing: unplug the machine.

  4. old albion profile image71
    old albionposted 6 years ago

    Were I to be brain dead I would want the machine switched off, without doubt. It would mean nothing to me. I would not be aware it had happened. For my family it would be a great relief and allow them to continue their lives as best they could.