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If that ever happens to me : making life and death decisions after Terri Schiavo

Author: Lois L Shepherd
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, 2009.
Series: Studies in social medicine.
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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 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Shepherd, Lois L., 1962-
If that ever happens to me.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, 2009
(DLC) 2008045187
(OCoLC)261174622
Named Person: Terri Schiavo; Terri Schiavo; Terri Schiavo
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lois L Shepherd
ISBN: 9780807888643 0807888648 9781469605746 1469605740
OCLC Number: 407836019
Description: 1 online resource (x, 222 pages).
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.
Series Title: Studies in social medicine.
Responsibility: Lois Shepherd.

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Every day, thousands of people quietly face decisions as agonizing as those made famous in the Terri Schiavo case. To many, courts were either ordering Terri's death by starvation or vindicating her  Read more...

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