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Sedation, Alimentation, Hydration, and Equivocation: Careful Conversation About Care at the End of Life
In the recent medical ethics literature, several authors have recommended terminal sedation and refusal of hydration and nutrition as important, morally acceptable, and relatively uncontroversial treatment options for ...
Discussing Religious and Spiritual Issues at the End of Life: A Practical Guide for Physicians
(Working Group on Religious and Spiritual Issues at the End of Life, 2002-02-13)
As patients near the end of life, their spiritual and religious concerns may be awakened or intensified. Many physicians, however, feel unskilled and uncomfortable discussing these concerns. This article suggests how ...
Proportionality, Terminal Suffering and the Restorative Goals of Medicine
Recent years have witnessed a growing concern that terminally ill patients are needlessly suffering in the dying process. This has led to demands that physicians become more attentive in the assessment of suffering and ...
Patients' Ratings of Quality and Satisfaction With Care at the End of Life
OBJECTIVE: To elicit ratings of quality and satisfaction with care from medical inpatients, especially those near the end of life. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional survey of 84 seriously ill medical inpatients at ...
End-of-Life Care Revisited