If That Ever Happens to Me: Making Life and Death Decisions after Terri Schiavo

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Index
Abortion, 59, 63, 165
Advance directive, 101. See also Living wills; Surrogates: appointment of
American Civil Liberties Union, 48
Americans with Disabilities Act, 164
Artificial nutrition and hydration, 36–38, 177; morality of removal, 2, 3, 5, 11, 36, 50, 55, 129; as form of medical treatment, 3, 43, 146–48, 168; law regarding removal of, 5, 13, 41, 51–52, 58, 60–62, 63–65, 68–70, 94, 101, 107–9, 134, 155, 162; state legislative proposals to restrict removal of, 5, 64, 69–71, 101, 162, 167, 169, 170, 179; public attitudes about, 5, 130, 156–57, 167–68; efficacy of, 5, 155, 169, 177; as basic care, 7–8, 10, 13, 50, 107, 109, 116, 143–46, 168, 177, 181; and pain and suffering, 8, 64–65, 109, 155–61, 177; and Catholic teaching, 50, 107, 143– 45; disability rights perspective of, 129, 134–36; as compared to hand-feeding, 148, 150–51; and minimally conscious state, 181– 86. See also Life support, removal of; Right to refuse treatment; Will to Live
Ashcroft, John, 60
Autonomy. See Self-determination
Baird, Douglas, 48–49
Barnhill, James, 43
Benedict XVI (pope), 144
Bernat, James L., 151
Best interests, 10, 60, 66–67, 84, 140, 162, 168, 178–86 passim
Blouin v. Spitzer, 65. See also Pouliot, Sheila
Bodily integrity, 63–64, 146, 148, 151–54, 177
Bouvia v. Superior Court, 130–31
Brain death, 19–20, 132, 149, 133– 34, 137–38, 175
Brennan, William J., 98, 164–65
Brock, Dan W., 139
Browning, In re, 62, 112, 170
Buchanan, Allen E., 139
Bush, George W., 2, 52, 53, 56, 166
Bush, Jeb, 2, 35, 45–49, 54–55, 74, 149
Byrd, Johnnie, 132
Cantor, Norman L., 112, 139
Cardozo, Benjamin, 151
Caring Advocates, 152
Catholicism, 50, 74, 90, 143–45; and Terri Schiavo, 1, 94
Centonze, Jodi, 41
Coma, 15, 47

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Acknowledgments ix
  • Introduction 1
  • 1: Disorders of Consciousness and the Permanent Vegetative State 15
  • 2: Legal and Political Wrangling Over Terri's Life 35
  • 3: In Context— Law and Ethics 57
  • 4: Terri's Wishes 77
  • 5: The Limits of Evidence 96
  • 6: The Implications of Surrogacy 112
  • 7: Qualities of Life 128
  • 8: Feeding 143
  • 9: The Preservation of Life 162
  • 10: Respect and Care an Alternative Framework 173
  • Appendix - The National Right to Life Committee's Model Starvation and Dehydration of Persons with Disabilities Prevention Act 189
  • Notes 193
  • Bibliography 201
  • Index 215
  • Studies in Social Medicine 223
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