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Running head: TERRI SCHIAVO 1 Terri Schiavo Melissa DeLeon Southern New Hampshire University: IHP 420 February 28, 2019
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TERRI SCHIAVO Terri Schiavo In 1990, Terri Schiavo collapsed at home, no diagnosis of the cause of the collapse was determined, however; the final diagnosis was deemed hypoxic encephalopathy that sealed in Terri’s fate, leaving her dependent on others. Terri was transferred to rehab and began with therapy, documented words such as “no”, “stop” and “mommy” were exclaimed by Terri, however; therapy was discontinued in 1991. In 1993 Terri’s husband Michael and Terri’s parents disagreed in her care and her need for therapy. In 1994, Michael becomes reengaged to another woman Jodi, and in 1995 Michael sot the help of a right to die attorney. In 1998 the attorney filed a petition to withdraw life support, a guardian was appointed to the case to investigate the case and recommended to deny the petition due to conflicts of interest. The petition is taken to court in 2000 where Michael states that Terri had stated during a movie in which the actor was on life support that she would not like to live like that in the event something happened to her. Michael’s brother and sister in law backed up this statement and the judge found it to be convincing evidence that Terri would not want gastric feeding by tube and ordered the tube to be removed. Later, Terri’s family made an appeal on the order and they were denied. In April of 2001 Terri’s tube was removed, after 60 hours of removal the case was reheard and the tube was reinserted, with new evidence of Terri’s neurological condition improving.
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