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Jean Dominique Bauby

Lessons for a New Year From Jacques Lusseyran

Alex Henry | Posted 03.18.2012 | Books
Alex Henry

In And There Was Light Jacques Lusseyran, who was blinded in an accident at age eight, gives the sighted person as vivid an idea of the experience of blindness as she is likely to read.

Communicating With Patients in an Intensive Care Unit

Michael Blumenfield, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Michael Blumenfield, M.D.

I have always believed that computer technology could be brought to the ICU and make a big difference in the ability of patients who suddenly found themselves unable to speak.

The Rom Houben Tragedy And The Case For Active Euthanasia

Jacob M. Appel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacob M. Appel

If one believes that the prevention of suffering may sometimes justify the withdrawal or withholding of care, then the very fact that Houben was conscious for twenty-three years might call more convincingly for such action.

Paralyzed And Free

Susan Smalley, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Smalley, Ph.D.

Yet soon the letters flow with greater speed and within the 2 hour film, I found the pace of communication acceptable, I had slowed to Bauby's pace of living, I became content in his world as did he. Schnabel brought Bauby and me to the same place, a place of gratitude for humanity, magnified by the stillness of a body.