If That Ever Happens to Me: Making Life and Death Decisions after Terri Schiavo: Making Life and Death Decisions After Terri Schiavo (Google eBook)

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Univ of North Carolina Press, 2009 - Medical - 240 pages
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Every day, thousands of people quietly face decisions as agonizing as those made famous in the Terri Schiavo case. Throughout that controversy, all kinds of people--politicians, religious leaders, legal and medical experts--made emphatic statements about
  

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As illustrated so heartbreakingly in the Terri Schiavo case, it is extremely difficult to determine a patient's wishes in end-of-life decisions because all the idiosyncrasies of individual situations ... Read full review

Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
1 Disorders of Consciousness and the Permanent Vegetative State
2 Legal and Political Wrangling over Terris Life
3 In ContextLaw and Ethics
4 Terris Wishes
5 The Limits of Evidence
6 The Implications of Surrogacy
8 Feeding
9 The Preservation of Life
An Alternative Framework
NRLCS Model Act as Proposed in State Legislation
Notes
Bibliography
Index
Copyright

7 Qualities of Life

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