Life And Death

Life And Death

Medical Ethics Of The Schiavo Case

Streaming Video - 2013
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Many who followed the Terri Schiavo case struggled to make sense of the flurry of opinions it generated. This NewsHour program, recorded during the last days of Terri Schiavo's life, presents two opposing yet thoroughly reasoned perspectives on the issues. Beth Israel Medical Center neurologist Dr. Russell Portenov explains the medical justification for removing the feeding tube, while Dr. Robert George, professor of jurisprudence at Princeton University and a member of the President's Council on Bioethics, raises legal and moral questions surrounding the decision. Keeping its focus on the Schiavo controversy, the program also explores implications for other potential end-of-life situations.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], c2005
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (14 min.) :,sd., col

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