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Ethics Program 1

Ethics Program 1
Persistent Vegetative State
"To Live... or Let Die"
Chapters: 12
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Persistent Vegetative State provides an in-depth look at the complicated clinical, ethical, and legal issues involved in the highly publicized Terri Schiavo case. Expert physicians debate whether Terri is or is not in a persistent vegetative state. Prominent ethicists debate whether feeding and hydration should continue. Attorneys debate whether she should live or die.

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Area Addressed:
Persistent Vegetative State

Program Experts

Categories Covered:
-Ethical Principles
-Decision Making Process
-Professionalism
-Legal Precedents


Program 1 Chapter Coursework


Chapter 1: Patient Decision-Making Capacity
Chapter 2: The Description of Persistent Vegetative State
Chapter 3: The Purpose of Advance Directives
Chapter 4: Institutional Ethics Committees
Chapter 5: Ethics Committees and Ethics Consultation in End-of-Life Care
Chapter 6: Medical Futility and Inappropriate Care in End-of-Life Care
Chapter 7: Withholding/Withdrawing Medical Treatment: Artificial Nutrition and Hydration
Chapter 8: Professional Responsibilities in Caring for PVS Patients
Chapter 9: JCAHO Accreditation Standards and Organizational Ethics
Chapter 10: JCAHO Accreditation Standards on Patient Rights and Treatment
Chapter 11: Resolution of Previous Legal Cases in End-of-Life Care: cluster #1
Chapter 12: Resolution of Previous Legal Cases in End-of-Life Care: cluster #2