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IHP 420 Milestone ThreeAustin BarnesSouthern New Hampshire University
Terri Schiavo is the main subject of this case. In 1990, Terri lost consciousness and collapsed, and her brain went without oxygen for an extended period of time, leading to her being in a vegetative state. She was in this state for over 15 years before she died due to having her feeding tube removed at the request of her husband, Michael, and against the wishes of her parents. Michael and Terri’s parents are considered the stakeholders in this case. The decision to remove the feeding tube and let Terri pass away became a huge passive euthanasia bioethical issue that was addressed at the state and even national level. This case cast bioethics into the national spotlight and was heatedly debated by those trying to save Terri’s life and those that argued for her right-to-die. The bioethical issue at hand in this case is passive euthanasia. Passive euthanasia