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Defined by her dying, not her death: the guardian ad litem's view of Schiavo.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16402510     Owner:  HSR     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
One of the most controversial legal and political events in the death of Theresa Marie Schiavo was the passage, by the Florida Legislature, of what become known as "Terri's Law," allowing the Florida Governor to replace her feeding and hydration tube, and requiring the appointment of a special guardian ad litem who reported to the Governor and the courts. In this article, that appointed guardian ad litem shares distinctive experiences and observations about artificial nutrition and hydration and about other related circumstances in Ms. Schiavo's case.
Authors:
Jay Wolfson
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Death studies     Volume:  30     ISSN:  0748-1187     ISO Abbreviation:  Death Stud     Publication Date:  2006 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-01-10     Completed Date:  2006-03-09     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8506890     Medline TA:  Death Stud     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  113-20     Citation Subset:  T    
Affiliation:
Public Health and Medicine, University of South Florida Health Sciences Center, 13201 Bruce B. Downs Blvd. Tampa, FL 33612, USA. jwolfson@hsc.usf.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Advance Directives / legislation & jurisprudence
Enteral Nutrition / ethics
Female
Florida
Humans
Legal Guardians / legislation & jurisprudence*
Right to Die / ethics*,  legislation & jurisprudence
United States

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