Tony Nicklinson dies of natural causes
Michael Cook | 24 August 2012 |
Only a few days after his plea for euthanasia was denied by England’s High Court, locked-in patient Tony Nicklinson has died of natural causes. His family issued his last Tweet: “Goodbye world, the time has come. I had some fun.”
Euthanasia denied to two paralyzed British men
Michael Cook | 17 August 2012 |
Two British severely paralyzed men have lost a High Court case to allow doctors to end their lives without fear of prosecution.
“Right to die” tweet debate
Jared Yee | 30 June 2012 |
UK man Tony Nicklinson has suffered from locked-in syndrome since he had a massive stroke.
Locked-in syndrome man in UK to have euthanasia case heard
Jared Yee | 17 March 2012 |
A paralysed Briton seeking legal protection for a doctor to euthanise him will have his right-to-die case heard, the UK High Court has ruled.
Disabled patients could “mind-meld” with robots
Jared Yee | 09 September 2011 |
A new, noninvasive method for recording patterns of brain activity could give “locked-in” patients – the ability to interact with others and even give the impression of being physically present with friends and family.
Most locked-in patients are happy, study finds
Michael Cook | 26 February 2011 |
What medical condition would definitely make life not worth living? At the top of most people’s lists would be locked-in syndrome: complete paralysis and inability to communicate other than by blinking. Surprisingly, though, the largest-ever survey of chronic LIS patients has found that only 28% were unhappy. Very few of them were interested in euthanasia – only 7% -- or had suicidal thoughts.
Locked-in syndrome woman receives Legion of Honour
Michael Cook | 31 October 2010 |
France has just awarded the Légion d'honneur to a woman who has been a locked-in quadriplegic for 30 years. Maryannick Pavageau received the distinction for her battle against euthanasia.
Sniff detector” could allow locked-in patients to communicate by breathing
Jared Yee | 07 August 2010 |
Sniffs are a “good, fast trigger”
Man with “locked-in” syndrome may speak through machine
21 November 2007 |
Electrodes implanted in brain could start conversation
Living with locked-in syndrome
Michael Cook | 12 July 2005 |
An extraordinary account of life with locked-in syndrome by a young New Zealand rugby player has been published in the British Medical Journal.