Continuous Deep Sedation in End-of-Life Care: Disentangling Palliation From Physician-Assisted Death
Carvalho, Tito B
Rady, Mohamed Y
Verheijde, Joseph L
Robert, Jason Scott
The American journal of bioethics : AJOB 2011 Jun; 11(6): 60-2
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