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

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

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If That Ever Happens to Me : Making Life and Death Decisions after Terri Schiavo
Title
If That Ever Happens to Me
Title remainder
Making Life and Death Decisions after Terri Schiavo
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eng
Summary
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. If That Ever Happens to Me details why these simple answers were not right for Terri Schiavo and why they are not right for end-of-life decisions today.Lois Shepherd looks behind labels like "starvation," "care," or "medical treatment" to consider what care and feeding really mean, when feeding tubes might be removed, and why disability groups, the faithful, and even the dying themselves often suggest end-of-life solutions that they might later regret. For example, Shepherd cautions against living wills as a pat answer. She provides evidence that demanding letter-perfect documents can actually weaken, rather than bolster, patient choice. The actions taken and decisions made during Terri Schiavo's final years will continue to have repercussions for thousands of others--those nearing death, their families, health-care professionals, attorneys, lawmakers, clergy, media, researchers, and ethicists. If That Ever Happens to Me is an excellent choice for anyone interested in end-of-life law, policy, and ethics--particularly readers seeking a deeper understanding of the issues raised by Terri Schiavo's case
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Shepherd, Lois
LC call number
R726.8 -- .S4755 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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ProQuest (Firm)
Series statement
Studies in Social Medicine Ser
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  • Euthanasia
  • Right to die
  • Schiavo, Terri, -- 1963-2005
  • Terminal care
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If That Ever Happens to Me : Making Life and Death Decisions after Terri Schiavo
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http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/multco/detail.action?docID=454835
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1 Disorders of Consciousness and the Permanent Vegetative State -- 2 Legal and Political Wrangling over Terri's Life -- 3 In Context-Law and Ethics -- 4 Terri's Wishes -- 5 The Limits of Evidence -- 6 The Implications of Surrogacy -- 7 Qualities of Life -- 8 Feeding -- 9 The Preservation of Life -- 10 Respect and Care: An Alternative Framework -- Appendix: NRLC'S Model Act, as Proposed in State Legislation -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W
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EBC454835
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (237 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780807888643
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2017. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
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  • (MiAaPQ)EBC454835
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL454835
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10310786
  • (OCoLC)407836019
Label
If That Ever Happens to Me : Making Life and Death Decisions after Terri Schiavo
Link
http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/multco/detail.action?docID=454835
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1 Disorders of Consciousness and the Permanent Vegetative State -- 2 Legal and Political Wrangling over Terri's Life -- 3 In Context-Law and Ethics -- 4 Terri's Wishes -- 5 The Limits of Evidence -- 6 The Implications of Surrogacy -- 7 Qualities of Life -- 8 Feeding -- 9 The Preservation of Life -- 10 Respect and Care: An Alternative Framework -- Appendix: NRLC'S Model Act, as Proposed in State Legislation -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W
Control code
EBC454835
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (237 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780807888643
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2017. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC454835
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL454835
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10310786
  • (OCoLC)407836019

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