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    In the early months of 2005, Terri Schiavo’s life story, involving her persistent vegetative state (PVS) captured the worldwide spotlight and brought up controversial issues surrounding guardian care of the patient, as well as the overall decisions made by Congress. The government involvement in her case impeded any decisions the family and spouse could properly address for the well being of Schiavo (Montero 166). The governmental court system in Terri Schiavo’s case behaved immorally in regard to

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    The Case of Terri Schiavo Terri Schiavo, a young 26 year-old girl who collapsed on February 25th 1990. Her potassium level was very low, which is why she had lost consciousness. While she was unconscious she was deprived of oxygen in her brain, long enough to leave her in a “persistent vegetative state,” a condition that is not to be confused with brain death. She could breathe without assistance, but she was incapable of thought or emotion. She was put on a feeding tube because she couldn't eat

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    Senate, but it eventually passed in the Republican-controlled House, and the aid-in-dying organization felt compelled to keep pressure on Congress to stop the bill. Then came Terri Schiavo. This paper will

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    Without a living will Terri Schiavo, an individual who collapsed and was unable to communicate her final scenario of how she preferred to end her life or pursue an alternative given her circumstances, commenced a highly complex legal discussion within the U.S court system. Being incapable of conveying her end of life issues and neglecting to appoint a health care power of attorney proceeding her condition, Schiavo's family did not know what her wishes were. With conflicting notions from the medical

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    The Terri Schindler-Schiavo Case Presentation of the Case Terri Schindler-Schiavo spent 13 years in a coma, attached to feeding tubes and unable to communicate. On February 25, 1990, Terri Schiavo collapsed in her home. While the actual circumstances that led to her collapse are speculative, doctors believe a potassium imbalance caused her heart to stop, temporarily cutting off oxygen to her brain (Associated Press April 30, 2001). Terri fell into a coma and was hospitalized and ultimately

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    The Terri Schiavo Case Research Essay ISU On February 28, 1990, twenty six-year old Terri Schiavo suffered severe brain damage when her heart stopped for five minutes. Terri's condition was the subject of intense debate and media scrutiny over the subject of euthanasia and guardianship. Given the circumstances of Terri's vegetated condition, and no physical proof of her wishes, the last word on whether or not Terri would stay alive was given to her husband Michael Schiavo, by the state of Florida

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    of an Ethical Dilemma: The Terri Schiavo Case Terri Schiavo was 26 years old when she collapsed in her home and suffered acute hypoxia for several minutes. Slightly shy of a year after her injury, it was clinically determined that she was in a persistent vegetative state (Perry, Churchill, & Kirshner, 2005). There were no legal documents, such as an advance directive or living will, specifying the wishes for care under such circumstances. Her husband, Michael Schiavo, was designated as her legal

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    The case of Terri Schiavo is a landmark case that involved a fifteen year battle over whether or not to provide life support for Terri Schiavo who was 26 years old when she collapsed in her bedroom in February of 1990. According to Munson (2012), Terri Schiavo’s husband Michael Schiavo, claimed to have woken to the sound of a thud at approximately four a.m. and found Terri unconscious on the floor. He called 911, but Terri had suffered cardiac arrest and by the time she was resuscitated she had

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    The Case of Terri Schiavo Why is it relevant to pull the plug on life support or keep it? Theresa Marie Schiavo also known as Terri collapsed due to low potassium levels caused by bulimia (according to her autopsy) at twenty-six years and three months old leaving her in an vegetative state in the year of 1990. In the year 1998, Terrie’s husband Michael Schiavo started a petition to pull his wife's feeding tube. After fifteen long years of fighting and attempts to pull her feeding tube, Theresa Marie

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    damaged woman named Terri Schiavo. On February 25, 1990, Terri Schiavo collapsed in her home from unknown causes. Terri’s husband, Michael Schiavo, told

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    According to ERD #58, this facility would be required to provide the patient with food or water through other means if oral intake is not an option. In the Terri Schiavo case, she had experienced severely impaired brain function which resulted in her not being able to intake food and water orally and required a feeding tube in order to receive nourishment. In this case it was not determined that she was experiencing any increase physical discomfort or have an underlying fatal condition where the

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    Terri Schiavo Should NOT Have Been Kept Alive Does a written document such as a living will decide when someone should die or should the verbal wishes of the incapacitated person be followed if known? Such as the controversy over when life begins, we now face the ultimate question of when does life end. In 1990, Terri Schiavo, a young Florida woman suffered a heart attack caused by bulimia leaving her brain without oxygen for six minutes. According to medical opinions, she has limited involuntary

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    public speaker, I get extra nervous to talk in front of the class. Hope I can manage to talk for two minutes, and explained what I read and research on my topic. This week there was three cases that we studied. Karen Quinlan, Nancy Cruzan, and Terri Schiavo cases, that involved incompetent adults. The main concern here was whether there medical

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    Terri Schiavo Case Study

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    Terri Schiavo Terri Schiavo, age 26, collapsed in her home in February of 1990. When the emergency crew arrived, she was in full cardiac arrest. It is later revealed that it was caused by potassium deficiency, as she had the eating disorder bulimia. It is suspected that Michael, her husband, has tried to strangle her, based upon a neck injury she received upon being admitted to the hospital. The cardiac arrest led to oxygen being cut off to her brain, causing her to fall into a coma. She emerged

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    Compare the situations surrounding Diane and Debbie in terms of the physicians’ actions and morality surrounding those actions leading to their deaths. How are the cases similar? How are they different? What was the situation surrounding Terri Schiavo? How does her situation compare to the Diane and Debbie cases? What are the major ethical issues involved in each of these three cases? How are their cases similar? What are the ethically relevant, salient differences between them? What do you personally

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    What legal impact did this case have on legislation? The Terri Shiavo case had a significant impact on legislation. After numerous appeals in the court regarding both removing as well as reinstating ANH (Artificial Nutrition and Hydration), the in 2003, the Florida House and Senate passed "Terri's Law" which for the first time in history granted permission to governor to direct a specific medical act be carried out on the patient. In 2004, the Florida Supreme court declared "Terri's Law" as retroactive

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    would want the physicians to stop the usage of a respirator. At that point if I’m supposed to live or die, God will be the one to decide if I live or die. Now that being said, if all else has failed I would not want to live for example, as the way Terri Schiavo was being kept alive. 2. Not only did she live in a persistent vegetative state her family had endured having to look at their loved one in that

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    The End Of Life Care

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    The End-of-Life Care of Mrs. Terri Schiavo When a person comes to the point of time at which they are at the end of their life, whether it is due to their age, natural causes or because an accident has happened, end-of-life care becomes a key component in their given situation. For most people, their families, whether it be their husband or their wife, their children, or even their parents, have to be the ones to make decisions about that care. This end-of-life care involves many decisions that

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    The Right to Physicians Assisted Suicide Brittany Micceri Dominican College Dr. Bonk November 15, 2015 The Right To Physician Assisted Suicide Physician assisted suicide, or PAS, has always been a very controversial topic. This touches upon the healthcare side of the large spectrum of social problems today in America. An individuals view on this issue might vary depending on their political ideology. Modern conservatives might not necessarily agree with

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    guilt if their last memory of their loved one is of them happy, not suffering facing death. This can be reassuring to families. Knowing their loved one died with dignity and was ready to die. An an example of a burden on family members is the Terri Schiavo

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