have used to avoid the legal battles surrounding the end of her life. Since Terri was on life support for many years it was not clear if she wanted to live that way since she never stated such. Terri could have used a living will. In having this, it would have been made clear to her husband, parents and doctors if she wanted to remain on life support (Stanford & Conner, 2014). 3. Explain the difference between withholding and withdrawing treatment. Withholding treatment refers to discontinuing treatment after the treatment has already started (Stanford & Conner, 2014). Withdrawing treatment refers to not beginning treatment because the wishes of the patient were known beforehand (Stanford & Conner, 2014). 4. Which method was used to end Terri Schiavo’s life? Terri’s life support was removed after it began. Terri’s life support was withheld (Stanford & Conner, 2014).
5. In the case of Angela Carder, what type of tort might have been committed (assault, battery, fraud, defamation of character, false imprisonment, or invasion of privacy)? The type of tort that might have been committed was assault. Why? The text states that a form of assault can include “performing a procedure without consent” (Stanford & Conner, 2014, p. 132). Angela expressed to the court that she did not want to have the procedure because
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