Terri Schiavo--a tragedy compounded.

@article{Quill2005TerriST,
  title={Terri Schiavo--a tragedy compounded.},
  author={Timothy E. Quill},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={352 16},
  pages={1630-3}
}
The story of Terri Schiavo should be disturbing to all of us. How can it be that medicine, ethics, law, and family can work so poorly together in meeting the needs of this woman who was left in a persistent vegetative state after having a cardiac arrest? Ms. Schiavo has been sustained by artificial hydration and nutrition through a feeding tube for 15 years… CONTINUE READING