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Disorders of Consciousness and the Permanent Vegetative State

Lois Shepherd

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

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832950
eISBN:
9781469605746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807888643_shepherd.5
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines what we know and are learning about the permanent vegetative state and the minimally conscious state, as well as the new, promising techniques to distinguish between the two. It ... More


Introduction

Lois Shepherd

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

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832950
eISBN:
9781469605746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807888643_shepherd.4
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This introductory chapter begins with an overview of the Terri Schiavo case. In 1998, eight years after the collapse that caused Terri to enter a vegetative state, her husband, Michael Schiavo, began ... More


Feeding

Lois Shepherd

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

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832950
eISBN:
9781469605746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807888643_shepherd.12
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the impetus, motivations, and ultimate goals of the provision of basic care, and how these relate to the patient in a permanent vegetative state. It argues that while providing ... More


Culture of Death

George J. Annas

in Worst Case Bioethics: Death, Disaster, and Public Health

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195391732
eISBN:
9780190267650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195391732.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines how biopolitics overwhelms medicine and bioethics in the case of Terri Schiavo in which all branches of government became involved in an attempt to overturn her husband's ... More


The Limits of Evidence

Lois Shepherd

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

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832950
eISBN:
9781469605746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807888643_shepherd.9
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the limits of evidence regarding the wishes of a person in a permanent vegetative state. It argues that we should allow the evidence to be weighed fairly—a preponderance of ... More


The Plight of the Incompetent Patient in a “Permanent Vegetative State” (PVS)

Howard Ball

in At Liberty to Die: The Battle for Death with Dignity in America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814791042
eISBN:
9780814769751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814791042.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter examines legal cases that addressed the fate of incompetent patients in a permanent vegetative state (PVS). In particular, it considers the initial set of questions that arose when PVS ... More


Deciding for Others

L.W. Sumner

in Assisted Death: A Study in Ethics and Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199607983
eISBN:
9780191729652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199607983.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The argument here moves on to the justifiability of non‐voluntary euthanasia for patients lacking decisional capacity. Two categories of cases are examined: patients who were formerly competent and ... More


The Implications of Surrogacy

Lois Shepherd

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

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832950
eISBN:
9781469605746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807888643_shepherd.10
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Under the law, the surrogate speaks for the patient, but it is the patient's wishes that must direct the surrogate's expression. In other words, the surrogate is supposed to be a mere conduit and ... More


Legal and Political Rangling Over Terri's Life

Lois Shepherd

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

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832950
eISBN:
9781469605746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807888643_shepherd.6
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes the legal battle between Michael Schiavo and Terri's parents over the removal of her feeding tube. It details the widespread publicity generated by the case; how the U.S. ... More


2 The Plight of the Incompetent Patient in a “Permanent Vegetative State” (PVS)

Howard Ball

in At Liberty to Die: The Battle for Death with Dignity in America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814791042
eISBN:
9780814769751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814791042.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter examines legal cases that addressed the fate of incompetent patients in a permanent vegetative state (PVS). In particular, it considers the initial set of questions that arose when PVS ... More


Giving Up or Letting Go: Law Hospital NHS Trust v Lord Advocate

Sheila A M McLean

in Scots Law Tales

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781845860677
eISBN:
9781474406260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781845860677.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter examines the Law Hospital NHS Trust case (1996) involving Janet Johnstone, a patient in a permanent vegetative state (PVS). Johnstone received assisted nutrition and hydration (ANH) ... More


Terri Schiavo’s Tragic Odyssey, 1990–2005

Howard Ball

in At Liberty to Die: The Battle for Death with Dignity in America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814791042
eISBN:
9780814769751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814791042.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter examines the controversy surrounding the In Re Schiavo case, which highlighted the ideas of privacy, due process, and the right to die. The debate was the right of Terri Schiavo, who was ... More


3 Terri Schiavo’s Tragic Odyssey, 1990–2005

Howard Ball

in At Liberty to Die: The Battle for Death with Dignity in America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814791042
eISBN:
9780814769751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814791042.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter examines the controversy surrounding the In Re Schiavo case, which highlighted the ideas of privacy, due process, and the right to die. The debate was the right of Terri Schiavo, who ... More


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