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Lessons Learned From Five Year Old Terry Schiavo Case

By on March 30th, 2010

March 31st marks the five-year anniversary of the high-profile passing of St. Petersburg resident Terri Schiavo. Schiavo suffered irreversible brain damage which left her in a vegetative state. The Terri Schiavo case attracted national media attention. It also raised serious questions about just who and how to make decisions on the behalf of those who can’t make decisions on their own. Now, some experts are saying despite the media attention the Schiavo case spurred, not many people have advanced directives, or living wills. Michelle Mckenzie talked with Bill Allen, the Director of Bioethics Law and Medical Professionalism at the University of Florida College of Medicine, about the issue. He says he hopes America has learned some lessons from the case.

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