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Death or ‘locked-in syndrome’?

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Christy Duane, a fourth-year medical student, asks whether death is preferable  for a person disabled by a neurological disaster’s “locked-in syndrome”.

The soon-to-be physician writes:

“Instead of viewing disability as something to eliminate, we should appreciate it as a normal part of the human experience which adds valuable perspective. In doing so, we can focus on the real civil rights issue of accessibility and create a better world for everyone – regardless of disability.”


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