Spiritual Healing, Sick Kids and the Law: Inequities in the American Healthcare System

  title={Spiritual Healing, Sick Kids and the Law: Inequities in the American Healthcare System},
  author={Janna C. Merrick},
  journal={American Journal of Law \& Medicine},
  pages={269 - 299}
  • J. Merrick
  • Published 1 June 2003
  • History
  • American Journal of Law & Medicine
Main Street in Sarasota, Florida. A high-tech medical arts building rises from the east end, the county's historic three-story courthouse is two blocks to the west and sandwiched in between is the First Church of Christ, Scientist. A verse inscribed on the wall behind the pulpit of the church reads: “Divine Love Always Has Met and Always Will Meet Every Human Need.” This is the church where William and Christine Hermanson worshipped. It is just a few steps away from the courthouse where they… 
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App. 1990). dignity. Rather, they died in extreme pain, usually over a period of days and weeks and, most likely
  • Hermanson v. State, 570 So.2d