Archie Battersbee is just the latest tragedy to be played out publicly through the courts
Charlie Gard, Alta Fixsler, Alfie Evans; a long line of public court battles between parents and medical teams have drawn headlines - but what constitutes a life worth living, and who gets to decide when it's over?
UK boy Archie Battersbee passes away after NHS withdraws life-support: All about brain stem death vs vegetative state; chances of recovery
For the past few weeks, the struggle of a UK woman Hollie Dance to keep her 12-year-old comatose son's life-support on has garnered global attention. As per the court ruling, the boy's ventilatory support was withdrawn. Is brain stem death the same as being in a vegetative state? And what are the chances of recovery?