Tags » Persistent Vegetative State

Taylor Shaw

First published in The Tech on February 11, 2016

I had started the second semester of my sophomore year, and it was going fine. I had all of the test dates in my calendar. 1,129 more words

A Visit to the Hospital

Where The Story might start…

Since gangrene took the neighbour, we’ve relocated to the private side room. Now, visiting hours have been relaxed, no-one checks my protective clothing and I’m left unsupervised. 657 more words


Friday Fictioneers -- Discarded Vegetable

You’ve agreed with each other, five years is long enough. Your voices  tunnel through my ears into my bruised brain.

The doctor says, “If by some miracle your mother regains consciousness, she’ll be a vegetable.” 85 more words


Video-recording (life and death)

We’ve been having a lively debate about whether or not parents should be able to record their interactions with professionals, and there’s a piece over at the Guardian about it  … 1,233 more words

Case Law

Withdrawal of nutrition and hydration would not offend right to life - Strasbourg Court

Lambert and Others v. France (application no. 46043/14) – read judgment

In an important step away from Pretty v UK, the Grand Chamber of the Strasbourg Court has upheld the right of to die with dignity by ruling that there would be no violation of… 2,305 more words

In The News