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"Love Your Neighbor Like Yourself": A Jewish Ethical Approach to the Use of Pain Medication With Potentially Dangerous Side Effects
Palliation of pain is universally regarded as a cardinal aspect of end-of-life care. In the early days of the palliative care and hospice movement there was concern that aggressive pain control with opioids could potentially ...
Genetics professionals' experiences with grief and loss: implications for support and training.
This study was designed to determine the degree to which clinical genetics professionals are comfortable with grief and loss, whether discomfort with grief and loss is associated with clinician distress, and what factors ...
Management of a Request for Physician-Assisted Suicide
With the legalization of physician-assisted suicide (PAS) in several states, it remains controversial whether present guidelines take into account the complexity of identifying treatable sources of suffering, including ...
Disambiguating Clinical Intentions: The Ethics of Palliative Sedation
It is often claimed that the intentions of physicians are multiple, ambiguous, and uncertain-at least with respect to end-of-life care. This claim provides support for the conclusion that the principle of double effect is ...
An Ill Father, a Life-or-Death Decision
The Case of Samuel Golubchuk and the Right to Live
Samuel Golubchuk was unwittingly at the center of a medical controversy with important ethical ramifications. Mr. Golubchuk, an 84-year-old patient whose precise neurological level of function was open to debate, was being ...
A Matter of Life, Death and Faith
Brain Death: Ethical Challenges to Palliative Care Concepts of Family Care
Brain death is a controversial issue that is often difficult for families to understand or accept. Palliative care interventions can help families to accept the death. However, delaying pronouncement of brain death may be ...
The Last Phase of Life: Who Requests and Who Receives Euthanasia or Physician-Assisted Suicide?
BACKGROUND: When suffering becomes unbearable for patients they might request for euthanasia. OBJECTIVE: To study which patients request for euthanasia and which requests actually resulted in euthanasia in relation with ...