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were questioned and brought into court each and every time the parents of Terri did not agree. Although healthcare providers were aware that the guardian of the patient wished for passive euthanasia, they were unable to comply until directed to do so by court judgment. Therefore, the healthcare professionals continued to treat Terri with all necessary intervention for nutrition and hydration. There were times throughout the case that the physicians were court ordered to remove the feeding tube and they did so accordingly. When they were instructed by court order to reinsert the feeding tube, they did so accordingly. Lastly, when they were instructed to remove the feeding tube for the final time, they obliged and initiated end of life care for Terri Schiavo. The healthcare providers in this case were legally bound to court orders directing the treatment of the patient. The bioethical issue at hand was highly discussed nation-wide and impacted all it reached.
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Milestone Three: Bioethics 5 References Calabrò, R. S., Naro, A., De Luca, R., Russo, M., Caccamo, L., Manuli, A., Bramanti, P. (2016). The Right to Die in Chronic Disorders of Consciousness: Can We Avoid the Slippery Slope Argument? Innovations in Clinical Neuroscience, 13(11-12), 12–24. Retrieved from Fremgen, B. F., (2016). Medical Law and Ethics. Boston MA: Pearson Haberman, Clyde, (2014). “From Private Ordeal to National Fight: The Case of Terri Schiavo”. Retrieved from - fight-the-case-of-terri-schiavo.html?_r=0
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  • Spring '16
  • osborn
  • Persistent vegetative state, Terri Schiavo, Terri Schiavo case, Terri

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