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If That Ever Happens to Me: Making Life and Death Decisions after Terri Schiavo

Lois Shepherd

Abstract

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. This book details why these simple answers were not right for Terri Schiavo and why they are not right for end-of-life decisio ... More

Keywords: Terri Schiavo case, death by starvation, end-of-life decisions, medical treatment, disability groups, health care

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780807832950
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9780807888643_shepherd

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lois Shepherd, author