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Helen Watson on withdrawing treatment from her son

Duration: 03:49

Christopher Watson was in a persistent vegetative state for over four years after being involved in a car crash when he was 16.

His twin brother Andrew, who survived the crash, and his mother, Helen, talk about his condition following the accident and their decision to withdraw his treatment.

Christopher died in 2010.

Available since: Tue 21 Jun 2011

This clip is from

File on 4 A Living Death

Should it be made simpler to end the life of patients in a vegetative state?

First broadcast: 21 Jun 2011

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