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Table of Contents Foreword Jay Wolfson viii Section 1: Setting the Stage Introduction Arthur Caplan 1 The Preservation of Life Charles J. McFadden 7 The Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy Tube: Medical and Ethical Issues in Placement Floyd Angus, M.D. and Robert Burakoff, M.D. 13 Permanent Loss of Consciousness: Expert Opinion and Community Standards Fred Plum, M.D. 30 United States Supreme Court: Cruzan, By Her Parents And Co-Guardians, Cruzan Et Ux. v. Director, Missouri Department Of Health, Et Al. 33 The Wendland Case ¿ Withdrawing Life Support From Incompetent Patients Who Are Not Terminally Ill Bernard Lo, M.D. Laurie Dornbrand, M.D., M.P.H. Leslie E. Wolf, J.D., M.P.H. Michelle Groman, A.B. 52 Diagnosing The Permanent Vegetative State Ronald Cranford, MD 68 Section 2: Florida Controversies Introduction James McCartney 74 Florida Law (State Statute) FL 765: Health Care Advance Directives 80 Court of Appeals of Florida, Second District: Thomas E. Corbett v. The Honorable Joseph P. D'Alessandro 88 In Re: The Guardianship Of Theresa Schiavo, An Incapacitated Person Richard L. Pearse, Jr 97 Florida Bishops Urge Safer Course For Terri Schiavo Catholic Bishops of Florida 2003 110 Continued Concerns for Terri Schiavo Catholic Bishops of Florida 2005 114 A Report To Governor Jeb Bush And The 6th Judicial Circuit In The Matter Of Theresa Marie Schiavo Jay Wolfson 118 Re: Guardian Ad Litem¿s Report Jeb Bush 122 The Law Passed By The Florida Legislature (In Relation to the Schiavo Case) Bill No. HB 35-E 124 Supreme Court of Florida: Jeb Bush, Governor of Florida, et al., Appellants, vs. Michael Schiavo, Guardian of Theresa Schiavo, Appellee. 125 Section 3: Federal Controversies Introduction Dominic Sisti 156 Congressional Statements and Actions Related to The Schiavo Case 163 For the Relief of the Parents of Theresa Marie Schiavo, S. 686. 199 President George W. Bush's Statement on S. 686, Allowing Federal Courts to Hear Claim of Terri Schiavo 203 United States District Court: Theresa Marie Schindler Schiavo Incapacitated ex rel., Robert Schindler and Mary Schindler, Her Parents and Next Friends vs. Michael Schiavo, Judge George W. Greer and The Hospice of the Florida Suncoast, Inc. 204 United States Court Of Appeals For The Eleventh Circuit: Theresa Marie Schindler Schiavo, incapacitated ex rel, Robert Schindler and Mary Schindler, her parents and next friends, Plaintiff-Appellant, versus Michael Schiavo, as guardian of the person of Theresa Marie Schindler Schiavo, incapacitated, Judge George W. Greer, The Hospice of The Florida Suncoast, Inc., Defendants-Appellees 209 The Time Has Come to Let Terri Schiavo Die Arthur Caplan 211 Affidavit William Polk Cheshire 215 United States Supreme Court: Order In Pending Case 04a825 Schiavo, Ex Rel. Schindler V. Schiavo, Michael, Et Al. 228 Attorney Shares Experience, Pain, In Michael Schiavo's Defense Jon B. Eisenberg 229 Section 4: Catholic Controversies Introduction James McCartney 233 Feeding and Hydrating the Permanently Unconscious and Other Vulnerable Persons William E. May, Robert Barry, O.P., Msgr. Orville Griese, Germain Grisez, Brian Johnstone, C.Ss.R., Thomas J. Marzen, J.D., Bishop James T. McHugh, S.J.D., Gilbert Meilaender, Ph.D., Mark Siegler, M.D., Msgr. William Smith. 237 An Interim Pastoral Statement On Artificial Nutrition And Hydration Bishops of Texas and the Texas Conference of Catholic Health Facilities 250 Nutrition And Hydration: Moral Considerations The Catholic Bishops of Pennsylvania 259 Care of PVS Patients: Catholic Opinion in the United States Kevin O'Rourke, O.P. and Patrick Norris, O.P. 286 Reverence for Human Life James McCartney 298 To The Participants In The International Congress On "Life-Sustaining Treatments And Vegetative State: Scientific Advances And Ethical Dilemmas" Pope John Paul II 315 Implications of the Papal Allocution on Feeding Tubes Thomas A. Shannon and James J. Walter 321 The Pope on PVS: Does JPlI's Statement Make the Grade? John F. Tuohey 330 On the Death of Terri Schiavo Edward J. Furton 336 Section 5: The Aftermath Introduction Arthur Caplan 343 Our Shining Knights to the Rescue Norman L. Cantor 349 The Legacy of the Schiavo Case Thomas A Shannon 353 ¿Culture of Life¿ Politics at the Bedside ¿ The Case of Terri Schiavo George J. Annas 359 After Terri Schiavo: Why the disability rights movement spoke out, why some of us worried, and where do we go from here? Mary Johnson 373 Terri Schiavo ¿ A Tragedy Compounded Timothy E. Quill, M.D. 392 Report of Autopsy John R. Thogmartin, M.D. 399 Onward, Moderate Christian Soldiers John C. Danforth 438 At Schiavo's Hospice, a Return to Routine Ceci Connolly 442 Case Timeline 454 Contributors 488 Bibliographic Information of Contents 497
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Schiavo, Terri, 1963-2005.
Right to die -- Moral and ethical aspects -- United States -- Case studies.
Terminal care -- Moral and ethical aspects -- United States -- Case studies.
Medical ethics -- United States -- Case studies.
Coma -- Patients -- United States -- Biography.
Schiavo, Terri, 1963-2005.
Life Support Care -- ethics.
Persistent Vegetative State.
Life Support Care -- legislation & jurisprudence.