Case of Terri Schiavo Ethics at the End of Life

ISBN-10: 159102398X
ISBN-13: 9781591023982
Edition: 2006
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Description: Three leading medical ethicists use the Shiavo case as a launching point for this even-handed, in-depth examination of the complex and controversial issues surrounding the refusal of medical nutrition and hydration.

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List price: $21.99
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Prometheus Books, Publishers
Publication date: 3/1/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 376
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Three leading medical ethicists use the Shiavo case as a launching point for this even-handed, in-depth examination of the complex and controversial issues surrounding the refusal of medical nutrition and hydration.

Foreword
Setting the Stage
Introduction
The Preservation of Life
The Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy Tube: Medical and Ethical Issues in Placement
Permanent Loss of Consciousness: Expert Opinion and Community Standards
United States Supreme Court: Cruzan, By Her Parents and Co-Guardians: Cruzan et ux. v. Director, Missouri Department of Health, et al.
The Wendland Case-Withdrawing Life Support from Incompetent Patients Who Are Not Terminally Ill
Diagnosing the Permanent Vegetative State
Florida Controversies
Introduction
Florida Law (State Statute) FL 765: Healthcare Advance Directives
Court of Appeals of Florida, Second District: Thomas E. Corbett v. The Honorable Joseph P. D' Alessandro
In Re: The Guardianship of Theresa Schiavo, An Incapacitated Person
Florida Bishops Urge Safer Course for Terri Schiavo: Catholic Bishops of Florida 2003
Continued Concerns for Terri Schiavo: Catholic Bishops of Florida 2005
A Report to Governor Jeb Bush and the 6th Judicial Circuit in the Matter of Theresa Marie Schiavo
Guardian Ad Litem's Report
The Law Passed by the Florida Legislature (In Relation to the Schiavo Case) Bill No. HB 35-E
Supreme Court of Florida: Jeb Bush, Governor of Florida, et al., Appellants, v. Michael Schiavo, Guardian of Theresa Schiavo, Appellee
Federal Controversies
Introduction
Congressional Statements and Actions Related to the Schiavo Case
For the Relief of the Parents of Theresa Marie Schiavo, S. 686
President George W. Bush's Statement on S. 686, Allowing Federal Courts to Hear Claim of Terri Schiavo
United States District Court: Theresa Marie Schindler Schiavo Incapacitated ex rel., Robert Schindler and Mary Schindler, Her Parents and Next Friends vs. Michael Schiavo, Judge George W. Greer and The Hospice of the Florida Suncoast, Inc.
United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit: Theresa Marie Schindler Schiavo, incapacitated ex rel, Robert Schindler and Mary Schindler, her parents and next friends, Plaintiff-Appellant, versus Michael Schiavo, as guardian of the person of Theresa Marie Schindler Schiavo, incapacitated, Judge George W. Greer, The Hospice of The Florida Suncoast, Inc., Defendants-Appellees
The Time Has Come to Let Terri Schiavo Die
Affidavit
United States Supreme Court: Order in Pending Case 04a825 Schiavo, Ex Rel. Schindler v. Schiavo, Michael, et al.
Attorney Shares Experience, Pain, in Michael Schiavo's Defense
Catholic Controversies
Introduction
Feeding and Hydrating the Permanently Unconscious and Other Vulnerable Persons
An Interim Pastoral Statement on Artificial Nutrition and Hydration: Bishops of Texas and the Texas Conference of Catholic Health Facilities
Nutrition and Hydration: Moral Considerations: Catholic Bishops of Pennsylvania
Care of PVS Patients: Catholic Opinion in the United States
Reverence for Human Life
To the Participants in the International Congress on "Life-Sustaining Treatments and Vegetative State: Scientific Advances and Ethical Dilemmas"
Implications of the Papal Allocution on Feeding Tubes
The Pope on PVS: Does JPII's Statement Make the Grade?
On the Death of Terri Schiavo
The Aftermath
Introduction
Our Shining Knights to the Rescue
The Legacy of the Schiavo Case
"Culture of Life" Politics at the Bedside-The Case of Terri Schiavo
After Terri Schiavo: Why the Disability Rights Movement Spoke Out, Why Some of Us Worried, and Where Do We Go from Here?
Terri Schiavo-A Tragedy Compounded
Report of Autopsy
Onward, Moderate Christian Soldiers
At Schiavo's Hospice, a Return to Routine
Case Timeline
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