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7 August, 01:52

The Terry Schiavo case raised several ethical issues about death education, including living wills and euthanasia. Weigh in on this particular case and justify your position.

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  1. 7 August, 02:57
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    Terry Schiavo was a US woman who was in a vegetative state for over 15 years before her actual death. This is despite the poor prognosis for meaningful neurologic recovery, standard and experimental therapies that were administered to her, to no effect, for 3 years.

    My position on this particular case is that, the power of attorney (right to decide what would happen) of someone in a vegetative state should lie with the spouse of the patient if married or with the immediate family members, if unmarried. Everyone has a right to decide the condition upon which to be kept.

    Terry Schiavo expressely told her husband about her wish not to be kept in any life supporting machine. Because, she knew that the agony and saddness would be prolonged further both for her husband and her immediate family members rather than her being griefed for a short while and forgotten. Euthanasia is a welcomed thing especially in situations where it is medically and physically proved beyond measures that the patents would never recover from his or her vegetative state.
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