Continuous Sedation at the End of Life: Ethical, Clinical and Legal Perspectives

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Continuous sedation until death (sometimes referred to as terminal sedation or palliative sedation) is an increasingly common practice in end-of-life care. However, it raises numerous medical, ethical, emotional and legal concerns, such as the reducing or removing of consciousness (and thus potentially causing 'subjective death'), the withholding of artificial nutrition and hydration, the proportionality of the sedation to the symptoms, its adequacy in actually relieving symptoms rather than simply giving onlookers the ...

Continuous Sedation at the End of Life: Ethical, Clinical and Legal Perspectives 2016, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9781316618639

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Continuous Sedation at the End of Life: Ethical, Clinical and Legal Perspectives 2013, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9781107039216

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