Advanced Directives and End of Life Measures Karen Quinlan Case Study

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Review and reflect on one of the well-publicized cases of Karen Quinlan, Nancy Cruzan or Terri Schiavo.

Write a one to two (1-2) page paper based on your understanding of the case considering the following:

  1. if you were appointed guardian ad litem for the person you chose, what would you recommend regarding life sustaining measures?
  2. support your position with what you understand to be the facts in the case and the ethical reasoning that would guide your recommendation.
  3. discuss how her end-of-life care might have been different if there was an advance directives.