Monday, April 11, 2005

The Death of Terri Schiavo: An Epilogue

Dr. Daniel Eisenberg has done it again! Another excellent article dealing with the death of Terri Schiavo:
Terri Schiavo died on March 31, 2005, after lasting 13 days without food or water. Her life and death had a profound impact on the American psyche and brought to the forefront the unresolved debate regarding how we treat severely disabled people and who should be their surrogate decision-makers. There is reason to be disturbed by the role that physicians play in molding public opinion regarding end of life issues, because their expertise is generally in medicine and not ethics.
Read the rest here.

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