The Terri Schiavo saga: The making of a tragedy and lessons learned

C. Christopher Hook, Paul S. Mueller

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The recent case of Terri Schiavo has been an important medical, legal, and ethical controversy. However, much of the public discussion of the tragedy has been based on inaccurate information regarding the facts of the case and the actual legal and ethical issues involved. This article reviews the pertinent aspects of the case and the ethical and legal questions raised and highlights the lessons we should learn from this unique story.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1449-1460
Number of pages12
JournalMayo Clinic proceedings
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2005


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