The Ethics of Palliative Care: European Perspectives

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As palliative care develops across many of the countries of Europe, we find that it continues to raise important ethical challenges. Palliative care practice requires ethical sensitivity and understanding. At the same time the very existence of palliative care calls for ethical explanation. Ethics and palliative care meet over some vital issues: "the good death," sedation at the end of life, requests for euthanasia, futile treatment, and the role of research. Yet palliative care appears uncertain about its goals and there ...

The Ethics of Palliative Care: European Perspectives 2002, Open University Press

ISBN-13: 9780335211418

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