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End-of-Life Care

The bitter division over the care of Terry Schiavo exploded from the confines of her family onto the national and global stage. The case touched politics, law, medicine, the media and the court of public opinion.

It's been almost a year since Schiavo died, and over 30 years since our society first started struggling with making rules on dying. How far have we come? And did the Schiavo case help us reach consensus, or just muddy the waters? We'll try to better understand the state of end-of-life care.

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Tuesday at 6:30 PM | Sunday at 7:30 AM on WUSF 89.7

Monday at 10:00 PM on WSMR 89.1

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Dr. Art Caplan - a professor of bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania and an MSNBC contributor
Monsignor Frank Mouch - of the Roman Catholic Diocese of St. Petersburg
Dr. Jay Wolfson - a lawyer and a professor of public health at USF

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