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The Resource If that ever happens to me : making life and death decisions after Terri Schiavo, Lois Shepherd

If that ever happens to me : making life and death decisions after Terri Schiavo, Lois Shepherd

Label
If that ever happens to me : making life and death decisions after Terri Schiavo
Title
If that ever happens to me
Title remainder
making life and death decisions after Terri Schiavo
Statement of responsibility
Lois Shepherd
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Every day, thousands of people quietly face decisions as agonizing as those made famous in the Terri Schiavo case. Throughout that controversy, all kinds of people--politicians, religious leaders, legal and medical experts--made emphatic statements about the facts and offered even more certain opinions about what should be done. To many, courts were either ordering Terri's death by starvation or vindicating her constitutional rights. Both sides called for simple answers. If That Ever Happens to Me details why these simple answers were not right for Terri Schiavo and why they are not right for end-of-life decisions today. Lois Shepherd looks behind labels like "starvation," "care," or "medical treatment" to consider what care and feeding really mean, when feeding tubes might be removed, and why disability groups, the faithful, and even the dying themselves often suggest end-of-life solutions that they might later regret. For example, Shepherd cautions against living wills as a pat answer. She provides evidence that demanding letter-perfect documents can actually weaken, rather than bolster, patient choice. The actions taken and decisions made during Terri Schiavo's final years will continue to have repercussions for thousands of others--those nearing death, their families, health-care professionals, attorneys, lawmakers, clergy, media, researchers, and ethicists. If That Ever Happens to Me is an excellent choice for anyone interested in end-of-life law, policy, and ethics--particularly readers seeking a deeper understanding of the issues raised by Terri Schiavo's case."--
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1962-
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Shepherd, Lois L.
Dewey number
179.7
Index
index present
LC call number
R726.8
LC item number
.S4755 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Studies in social medicine
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Terminal care
  • Right to die
  • Euthanasia
  • Withholding Treatment
  • Persistent Vegetative State
  • Life Support Care
  • Enteral Nutrition
  • Decision Making
  • Euthanasia, Passive
  • Schiavo, Terri
  • Schiavo, Terri
Label
If that ever happens to me : making life and death decisions after Terri Schiavo, Lois Shepherd
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Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-213) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Disorders of consciousness and the permanent vegetative state -- Legal and political wrangling over Terri's life -- In context--law and ethics -- Terri's wishes -- The limits of evidence -- The implications of surrogacy -- Qualities of life -- Feeding -- The preservation of life -- Respect and care : an alternative framework
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 222 pages).
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780807888643
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
ocn407836019
Label
If that ever happens to me : making life and death decisions after Terri Schiavo, Lois Shepherd
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-213) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Disorders of consciousness and the permanent vegetative state -- Legal and political wrangling over Terri's life -- In context--law and ethics -- Terri's wishes -- The limits of evidence -- The implications of surrogacy -- Qualities of life -- Feeding -- The preservation of life -- Respect and care : an alternative framework
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 222 pages).
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780807888643
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
ocn407836019

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