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Copyright (c) 2009 Mississippi Law Journal, Inc.
Mississippi Law Journal

ARTICLE: LEARNING NEUROSCIENCE THE HARD WAY: THE TERRI SCHIAVO CASE AND THE ETHICS OF EFFECTIVE REPRESENTATION

Summer, 2009

Mississippi Law Journal

78 Miss. L.J. 833

Author

Robert A. Destro*+

Excerpt

In re Guardianship of Schiavo 3 is one of the most notable, complex, and cautionary controversies in American legal and political history. It began in the early 1990s when Terri Schiavo suffered a massive brain injury after a cardio-respiratory failure of indeterminate origin. It ended when she died from marked dehydration 4 after a Florida court ordered her guardian to remove her feeding tubes and to withhold all further nutrition and hydration. The political power struggle it ignited between the Florida and federal courts and the elected branches of the Florida and federal governments held the nation and the world transfixed for weeks.

The recent case of Eluana Englaro, described by one commentator as "[t]he Complicated Case of [the] 'Italian Terri Schiavo,'" 5 has had an equally unsettling effect on the Italian people and their government. Eluana's case began when she suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) in a 1992 automobile accident. It ended in March 2009, when an Italian court authorized her father to withhold nutrition and hydration. Based on the press accounts of the case to date, it is safe to assume that her case will shape the thinking of Italians on these issues for many years to come.

At last count, over 17,000 English-language articles discuss the legal, medical, political, medical ethics, and cultural dimensions of the Schiavo case. 6 Only a few discuss the bewildering complexity of its facts, or seek to place them in the scientific, medical, or cultural context of ...
 
 
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