n South African Psychiatry Review - Public deaths and the right to die : editorial

Volume 8, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1811-7805



Extracted from text ... EDITORIAL S Afr Psychiatry Rev 2005;8:41 South African Psychiatry Review - May 2005 41 Public deaths and the right to die Terri Schiavo a former bulimia nervosa sufferer who languished in a persistent vegetative state for 15 years is dead, so too Pope John Paul II. Coverage of, and reaction to, the two scenarios was prominent in the world media and watching either one unfold both moving and fascinating. The anguished family, outspoken politicians and clergymen who opposed Terris Schiavo's death versus the husband and legal system who supported it. The adoring, respectful masses who accepted the death of ..

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