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The Case of Terri Schiavo: Ethics at the End of Life
After the Nancy Cruzan case was decided by the Supreme Court in 1990, and ultimately resolved by the Courts of the State of Missouri, the decision to withhold or withdraw life-prolonging nutrition and hydration appeared to many to be as noncontroversial as decisions to refuse respirators or dialysis. Even the Catholic Church held that, although there should be a presumptio ...more
Paperback, 376 pages
Published March 1st 2006 by Prometheus Books
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A compilation of legal documents, religious briefs, medical and news reports relating to various stages of Terri Schiavo's end of life case. Occasionally dry reading, but the result is the fairest representation of views from both sides of the right-to-die argument I can imagine creating. The arguments are most applicable to the care of persistently ill patients who do not have the capacity to make medical decisions; however the book covers issues with wide application to all patients with serio ...more