In the old days, we called this ‘being in a coma’. The heart continued to beat, but there was no response and (sometimes) artificial respiration was necessary.
I do find it incredible and insensitive that they keep referring to her as ‘the body’. I didn’t believe it until I saw the hospital director actually say it on the news this morning.
Now this girl has had NO nutrition for more than three weeks. For three weeks, she’s been starved while in an injured state. Why is it so important to the hospital for this girl to be dead??
She is neither in a coma nor in a permanent vegitative state. They refer to her as a body because she was formally pronounced dead by the county coroner almost a month ago.
There's a world of difference between being in a coma and being brain dead. People in comas (now referred to medically as "persistent vegetative state") still have brain activity, however little that might be. Their brains still receive oxygen from the blood. In Jahi's case, there is no cerebral activity whatsoever. Her brain is dead. It is not receiving blood circulation. It is decomposing.
Now this girl has had NO nutrition for more than three weeks. For three weeks, shes been starved while in an injured state.
She's not injured. She's dead.
A person in a coma has a living, functioning brain, and responds to certain stimuli. Sometimes, comatose people are aware of their surroundings, but are unable to communicate or move.
This girl, sadly, is not in a coma. She is dead, and her body is being kept on life support because her mother cannot accept the reality. No one ever comes back from being dead (with one historical exception).
So they’re not on the hook for a couple of decades of very expensive care. That’s why.
In the old days, we called this 'being dead.'
We called being in a coma 'being in a coma.' And the deceased isn't in a coma. She's dead.
No, in the old days, we called it being brain dead, just as we’re calling it now. We didn’t equate being braindead to being in a coma.
I’d she is “dead” they cannot be legally responsible for her dying or the continued maintenance of “the body.”
Don’t mean to sound sarcastic, but that’s your answer.
In the old days, we called this 'brain dead'. We still do. With a coma there is still brain activity.
Just how do you get a cadaver to eat?