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Running Head: 8-1 Final Project II Submission: Bioethics1Tracey StevensonIHP-420 Ethical & Legal Considerations8-1 Final Project II Submission: BioethicsSouthern New Hampshire UniversityOctober 21, 2019
Running Head: 8-1 Final Project II Submission: Bioethics2I.IntroductionThe Terri Schiavo case was a legal case in the U.S. from 1990 to2005 regarding a right-to-die. The case involved Theresa Marie Schiavo, Mrs. Schiavo’s husbandMichael, and Terri’s parents Robert and Mary Schindler. Terri Schiavo went into cardiac arrest ather home in Florida on February 25, 1990. She was only 26 years old. Mrs. Schiavo wasresuscitated, unfortunately due to a lack of oxygen to her brain she sustained extensive braindamage and was left comatose. After month of no improvement Mrs. Schiavo status wasswitched from comatose to persistent vegetative state or PVS. PVS is an irreversible braincondition which the patient is in a state of deep unconsciousness (Fregmen, 2016). After years oftherapy with no improvement and grim prognosis Mrs. Schiavo’s husband who was courtappointed her legal guardian, petitioned the court to have his wife’s feeding tube removed.Michael stated that his wife had informed him and others she never wanted to live this way, withany artificial nutrition or life support that was sustaining life. Terri’s parents Robert and MarySchindler objected arguing that their daughter was a devout Roman Catholic and would have

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