The sacred and the secular: the life and death of Terri Schiavo

April 2005
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;4/26/2005, Vol. 172 Issue 9, p1149
Academic Journal
Focuses on the social implications of the death of massive cerebral cortical encelopathy patient Terri Schiavo for end-of-life decisions of physicians. Ethical questions on the rehotoric of a culture of life; Approval of the U.S. government to tackle other metaphysical matters through legislation on stem-cell research and abortion; Need for physicians to set aside their own beliefs in deference to the moral autonomy of each patient.


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