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patient and doctor agree there is no benefit in carrying on or starting a new intervention the right action is clear and the harms of a treatment outweigh any potential lengthening of life (Thorns, 2010). Since Michael was appointed legal guardianship for Terri he made the choice to stop 3
Milestone Three: Bioethics and Theresa Schiavotreatment when her condition did not change or improve because he believe that she would want to cease life-prolonging procedures to end her life instead of living I her condition. He felt that his wife had a legal right to die through passive euthanasia, as he believed she would want to. His choice and actions were fought in opposition by her parent, lawmakers, as well as judicial system. In fact, Governor Jeb Bush tried to intervene by issuing an Executive Order signed by Florida Legislature and House, known as bill 35E-Terri’s Bill or “Terri’s Law”(Terri's Fight, 2018). Later, the Florida courts would rule that Terri’s Law was unconstitutional. Conclusion:Terri Schiavo was found unresponsive and clinically dead, without vital signs of life. She had living will or directives for life sustaining measures and was as full code at the scene. Terri was revived however, suffered from extensive brain damage and lived in a PVS. While Michael Schiavo had legal guardianship over his wife Terri, his decisions were continuously opposed and brought to the judicial system by Terri’s parents. 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. Therefore, the healthcare providers 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 then they would be ordered to reinsert the feeding tube.

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