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dc.creatorCassell, Eric Jen
dc.creatorRich, Ben Aen
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-18T17:40:20Zen
dc.date.available2016-03-18T17:40:20Zen
dc.date.created2010-03en
dc.date.issued2010-03en
dc.identifierdoi:10.1111/j.1526-4637.2009.00786.xen
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationPain medicine (Malden, Mass.) 2010 Mar; 11(3): 435-8en
dc.identifier.urihttp://worldcatlibraries.org/registry/gateway?version=1.0&url_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:journal&atitle=Intractable+end-of-life+suffering+and+the+ethics+of+palliative+sedation.&title=Pain+medicine+&volume=11&issue=3&date=2010-03&au=Cassell,+Eric+J;+Rich,+Ben+Aen
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1526-4637.2009.00786.xen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10822/1040185en
dc.description.abstractPalliative sedation (sedation to unconsciousness) as an option of last resort for intractable end-of-life distress has been the subject of ongoing discussion and debate as well as policy formulation. A particularly contentious issue has been whether some dying patients experience a form of intractable suffering not marked by physical symptoms that can reasonably be characterized as "existential" in nature and therefore not an acceptable indication for palliative sedation. Such is the position recently taken by the American Medical Association. In this essay we argue that such a stance reflects a fundamental misunderstanding of the nature of human suffering, particularly at the end of life, and may deprive some dying patients of an effective means of relieving their intractable terminal distress.en
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dc.sourceeweb:331152en
dc.subjectDying Patientsen
dc.subjectEthicsen
dc.subjectLifeen
dc.subjectNatureen
dc.subjectPatientsen
dc.subjectSufferingen
dc.subjectUnconsciousnessen
dc.subject.classificationValue / Quality of Lifeen
dc.subject.classificationDrugs and Drug Industryen
dc.subject.classificationCare of the Dying Patienten
dc.titleIntractable End-of-Life Suffering and the Ethics of Palliative Sedationen
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