Talk:Terri Schiavo case

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A custom index of the archives for the Terri Schiavo page has been created at Talk:Terri Schiavo/archives with a general description of each archive's contents.

other neurologists (removed from "initial medical" paragraph)[edit]

Other neurologists—Drs. Jeffery M. Karp, James H. Barnhill, and Thomas H. Harrison—also examined Terri over the years and made the same diagnosis; they also shared an opinion about her very poor chances for recovery. Dr. Ronald Cranford, a neurologist and expert on coma and unconsciousness, testified in 2005 that nothing in the medical records suggested disagreement among Terri’s physicians about the underlying diagnosis.[1]

Article as a whole[edit]

I've added mention that Michael Schiavo was represented by Felos, which was surprisingly missing from the article. He wasn't mentioned a single time. I also mentioned the landmark Florida case Browning since he was notable for it and it had lot of direct bearing on the Schiavo case. Psalm84 (talk) 20:41, 23 November 2012 (UTC)


Regarding two recent edits, one involving legislators following Schiavo's death, the other on the Browning case:

On the first, I'm looking for more about what happened with the proposed legislation and info along those lines, if it can be found. Until then I won't oppose that passage being removed.

On the second, no, the Browning case is definitely not outside the scope of this article since the article's goal is to bring people understanding of this case. It's not extensively discussed but only a short summary is given. "Right to die" cases have changed how people are treated and Browning is a landmark case and was essential to the Schiavo ruling. Including it to help people better understand the case is exactly what WP is for. Right now, though, that's a type of problem I see in the article. The article doesn't clarify many things, leaves out a lot of pertinent information and just isn't very readable. The example of Felos completely missing from the article is just one example. Felos made many media appearances in the case so his role would be familiar to most people, and he did play a major one, yet that's been missing. People expecting to read a well-rounded account of the case would expect some information about him and explaining his role. That's not the only omission, and leaving out information like that makes the article, as it is right now, not worth reading. It doesn't connect the dots in the case.Psalm84 (talk) 22:56, 23 November 2012 (UTC)

Well, I was going to suggest we place that info in Felos' article and link to it (this is WIKIpedia after all), but it appears, amazingly, there is no article on George Felos. So until that oversight is corrected, I'll leave the info on Browning here. Ace-o-aces (talk) 23:27, 23 November 2012 (UTC)
I've noticed that too about Felos not having an article and had that on my to-do list. There's at least one interview with him done by a Florida paper. Nevertheless, the info on him and the Browning case is a short summary and belongs in this article. The Schiavo page itself should provide meaty information throughout. Draining information from it makes it vague and not very useful in many places, as I said, and it goes against the guidelines for writing summaries for the spin-off pages. Summaries should still provide the highlights of the spin-off pages. This article suffers a lot from things like that. Browning is instrumental in the Schiavo case, and helping people see how things fit together is the goal of WP article. That should be the benchmark for what's included in the article. A more detailed treatment of the Browning case would be good for Felos' article, though. Psalm84 (talk) 00:05, 24 November 2012 (UTC)

info box[edit]

I wonder if an info box for a person Is appropriate giving that the Article is about a legal case. Perhaps it would be more fitting to have an info box about a court cases and have Schiavo picture some where else. If no one objects in a week ill go ahead with the change. Thank you. --Jeffrd10 (talk) 20:08, 3 December 2013 (UTC)

References [1] and [2][edit]

Neither of these references appear to support any material in the paragraph in which it is used [3]. I propose they be removed and am posting for discussion before removal. Ward20 (talk) 04:22, 5 October 2014 (UTC)

If it is unsourced, then remove it. – Epicgenius (talk) 20:33, 9 October 2014 (UTC)
References
  1. ^ Cranford, Ronald (2005-07-01). "Facts, Lies, & Videotapes: The Permanent Vegetative State and the Sad Case of Terri Schiavo.". J Law Med Ethics. Retrieved 2006-01-17. ;33(2):363-71