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RUNNING HEAD: CASE ANALYSIS OF TERRI SCHIAVO1Case analysis of Terri SchiavoOluwatosin OmotoyeExcelsior CollegeHSC 312February 28, 2021
CASE ANALYSIS OF TERRI SCHIAVO2Case analysis of Terri SchiavoThis case study tells the story of Theresa Schiavo, who suffered a cardiac arrest in 1990 (Perry et al. 2005). Cardiac arrest is defined as "the sudden loss of heart function in a person withor without heart disease" (Heart.org). She went to the hospital Terri to receive treatment for heart disease. After a series of blood tests, it was found that Terri had potassium imbalance. He believed that potassium imbalance was the cause of the heart disease. Her doctor also discussed that Mrs. Schiavo may have bulimia (An eating disorder characterized by overeating and then defecation). Terri has been suffering from weight problems and this disease was with her since she was in high school. This cycle continues to be ecstatic, and the cleanup work does not affect weight gain. Due to his, the electrolytes are also affected in the blood, and when this condition develops, it will affect the signal that affects the heart and may cause cardiac arrest. Still at home with her husband, struggling with her weight. When she fainted due to cardiac arrest, she weighed 120 pounds (Monson, 2012, p.566). Due to the lack of a clear diagnosis and treatment method, Terri Schiavo suffered severe brain damage about 11 minutes after cardiac arrest, which was irreversible. Theresa Schiavo fell into a coma and placed on a ventilator. The doctor diagnosed Teresa Schavor as having persistent vegetative state (PVS). In this case, the two moral issues are utilitarianism and beneficence.This story has five shareholders: parents, patients, agent, guardians and judges. The parents argued that Michael claimed that if Terri fell into a vegetative state, she would express her wishes. The parents accepted the diagnosis of PVS by the medical team and fully cooperated with Michael in their promotion of active treatment. The patient has no opinion on this story because she cannot convey her wishes to the medical team or family.
CASE ANALYSIS OF TERRI SCHIAVO3In this case, the agent is Michael, who has been seeking treatment for his wife for eight years.