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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 ...
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 ...
Advance Directives in the Netherlands: An Empirical Contribution to the Exploration of a Cross-Cultural Perspective on Advance Directives
RESEARCH OBJECTIVE: This study focuses on ADs in the Netherlands and introduces a cross-cultural perspective by comparing it with other countries. METHODS: A questionnaire was sent to a panel comprising 1621 people ...
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 ...
The Relationship Between Nurses' Religiosity and Willingness to Let Patients Control the Conversation About End-of-Life Care
OBJECTIVE: The study attempts to examine the relationship between nurses' religious beliefs and how nurses communicate with patients. METHOD: An online census survey was administered to graduate students in the School of ...