Terri Schiavo

You have been tasked to develop an in-service education product concerning end of life decisions. Your instructions are to base your analysis on the case of Terri Schiavo.

What were the facts and court holding in the Terri Schiavo case? What law did the judge rely upon to support his decision? Analyze the husband’s and the parent’s actions and beliefs, supporting one or the other. Discuss the end of life issues (legal and ethical) involved in the case to support your defense of either the husband or parents. Consider these issues: autonomy (self-governance), justice, right to die, the need for an advanced directive, living wills, and powers of attorney. Don’t assume the reader is knowledgeable about these issues. Define them and discuss them to support your position in the paper.