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If That Ever Happens to Me Making Life and Death Decisions after Terri Schiavo / Lois Shepherd.

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Author/Creator:
Shepherd, Lois L., 1962-
Publication:
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, 2009.
Manufacture:
Baltimore, Md. : Project MUSE, 2013
Series:
Studies in social medicine.
Studies in Social Medicine
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (237 p.)
Subjects:
Euthanasia.
Right to die.
Terminal care.
Schiavo, Terri, 1963-2005.
Medical subjects:
Withholding Treatment -- legislation & jurisprudence.
Persistent Vegetative State.
Life Support Care -- ethics.
Enteral Nutrition -- ethics.
Decision Making -- ethics.
Euthanasia, Passive -- ethics.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
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 the facts and offered even more certain opinions about what should be done. To many, courts were either ordering Terri's death by starvation or vindicating her constitutional rights. Both sides called for simple answers. If That Ever Happens to Me details why these simple answers were not right for Terri Schiavo and why they are not rig
Contents:
Disorders of consciousness and the permanent vegetative state
Legal and political wrangling over Terri's life
In context
law and ethics
Terri's wishes
The limits of evidence
The implications of surrogacy
Qualities of life
Feeding
The preservation of life
Respect and care : an alternative framework.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 201-213) and index.
Description based on print version record.
ISBN:
1-4696-0574-0
0-8078-8864-8
OCLC:
407836019
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