Home > Books > Case of Terri Schiavo, The: Ethics, Politics, and Death in the 21st Century
Case of Terri Schiavo, The: Ethics, Politics, and Death in the 21st Century
View PDF

Case of Terri Schiavo, The: Ethics, Politics, and Death in the 21st Century

Publication Year: 2009
Edition: 1st
Authors/Editor: Goodman, Kenneth
Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP)
ISBN: 978-0-195-39908-0
Doody's Star Rating®:  Score: 84
  • Description
  • Details

The Case of Terri Schiavo assembles a team of first-hand participants and content experts to provide thoughtful and nuanced analyses.

The case of Terri Schiavo, a young woman who spent 15 years in a persistent vegetative state, has emerged as a watershed in debates over end-of-life care. While many observers had thought the right to refuse medical treatment was well established, this case split a family, divided a nation, and counfounded physicians, legislators, and many of the people they treated or represented. In renewing debates over the importance of advance directives, the appropriate role of artificial hydration and nutrition, and the responsibilities of family members, the case also became one of history's most extensively litigated health care disputes.

In addition to a comprehensive overview, the book includes contributions by Ms. Schiavo's guardian ad litem, a neurologist and lawyer who participated in the case, and scholars who examine issues related to litigation, faith, gender, and disability. The volume also includes a powerful dissent from the views of many scholars in the bioethics community.

The book is intended for students, health care professionals, policy makers, and other in search of carefully reasoned analyses of the case that will shape our view of death and end-of-life medical care for decades.

  • Platform:
    Ovid
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP)
  • Product Type: Book
  • Author/Editor: Goodman, Kenneth
  • ISBN: 978-0-195-39908-0
  • Specialty:
    Medical Law, Ethics & Other Humanities
  • Language: English
  • Edition: 1st
  • Pages: 280
  • Illustrations: 0
  • Year: 2009
  • Doody's Star Rating®:  Score: 84

Free Instant Access
This Month

JOTM
Ovid Emcare A premium nursing and allied health database ideal for practice, research, or education.
JOTM
PsycBOOKS® A database of peer-reviewed scholarly and professional books published by the American Psychological Association.
JOTM
Journal of Physical Therapy Education The premier forum for disseminating scholarly works in physical therapy educational theory and practice.
JOTM
Circulation Peer-reviewed reports on clinical and laboratory research relevant to cardiovascular disease.

Noteworthy

Doody's Featured Books
Greenfield's Surgery: Scientific Principles and Practice
The gold standard in the field of surgery, covers new technologies, innovative techniques, and integrating new scientific knowledge with evolving changes in surgical care.

Walsh & Hoyt's Clinical Neuro-Ophthalmology: The Essentials
Widely acknowledged as the definitive reference in the field, this title brings you the practical, hands-on information you need to effectively evaluate and manage neuro-ophthalmic conditions.