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The Science and Ethics of the Schiavo Case

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The Science and Ethics of the Schiavo Case

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The Science and Ethics of the Schiavo Case

The Science and Ethics of the Schiavo Case

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Doctors and bioethicists worry that the Terri Schiavo case has set back their work by decades because of Congress' decision to step in and reverse a judicial decision. Jon Hamilton visits a New York hospital team of doctors, bioethicists and mediators who work with families of patients in vegetative states. The group routinely deals with complicated "end-of-life" decisions.