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Running head: FINAL PROJECT MILESTONE THREE: DRAFT OF FP II: BIOETHICS Student’s Name: Jacqueline Warren Professor’s Name: Sam Germana School/Institution: Southern New Hampshire University School Term: 18EW1 Course Title/ID: Ethical & Legal Considerations/IHP-40-T1442 Assignment Title: 6-2 Final Project Milestone Three: Draft of Final Project II: Bioethics Date: October 12, 2018 Image Source: (Google Images, 2018) 1
Final Project Milestone Three: Bioethics: The Terri Schiavo Case Final Project Milestone Three: Bioethics Truth be told, the case of Terri Schiavo, was initiated in February 1990, when Terri was twenty-six years old. Terri passed out or collapsed inside her home after enduring cardiac arrest, which was caused by excessive hypokalemia due to an eating disorder (Quill, 2005). You may ask, what is hypokalemia? Hypokalemia is a condition whereas there are small amounts of potassium in the blood. When Terri passed out, she went a lengthy amount of time without oxygen going to her brain. Because of this, Terri became in a “persistent vegetative state”, in which she was not able to breathe without medical assistance; however, medical physicians were able to confirm that she was not able to have feelings and/or considerations/thoughts (Haberman, 2014). Additionally, Terri’s husband, Michael, and her parents were getting along well until a jury bestowed one-million dollars to Terri, under Michael’s control, in a medical negligence lawsuit (Fregmen, 2016, p. 335). Terri’s parents argued that Michael ceased his wife’s treatment and used the funds to pay lawyer’s costs to have his wife’s feeding tube removed. Michael was

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