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dc.creatorFreedman, Benjaminen
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-05T18:29:17Zen
dc.date.available2015-05-05T18:29:17Zen
dc.date.created1991en
dc.date.issued1991en
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationJournal of Clinical Ethics. 1991 Summer; 2(2): 125-126.en
dc.identifier.issn1046-7890en
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=Death:+the+Final+Stage+of+Confusion.+&title=Journal+of+Clinical+Ethics.++&volume=2&issue=2&pages=125-126&date=1991&au=Freedman,+Benjaminen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10822/735033en
dc.description.abstractThe sensitive case presentation by Barbara Springer Edwards and Winston M. Ueno, concerning a patient's desire to be sedated and disconnected from a respirator, furnishes much material for discussion. One issue: When a patient refuses treatment, what are the limits of the health-care provider's obligation to persuade the patient to accept or continue with treatment? I say "limits" advisedly, for the obligation has both a floor (the least that one must attempt) and a ceiling (beyond which efforts to persuade become medical harassment)....Another point concerns the language we all use to describe the experiences of patients. My wife, Barbara, rails at how doctors use the terms "distress" and "discomfort" -- a usage that, she points out, has infected her husband as well. She is right to rail. Someone who calls the suffocation caused by disconnecting a respirator "distressing" or "uncomfortable" will call the Gulf War a "spat."...The main issue this discussion by Edwards and Ueno raises for me, though, is that of the manner and meaning of dying.en
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dc.sourceBRL:KIE/34421en
dc.subjectActive Euthanasiaen
dc.subjectAllowing to Dieen
dc.subjectAttitudesen
dc.subjectAttitudes to Deathen
dc.subjectAutonomyen
dc.subjectCase Studiesen
dc.subjectDeathen
dc.subjectDrugsen
dc.subjectDoctorsen
dc.subjectEuthanasiaen
dc.subjectHealthen
dc.subjectLifeen
dc.subjectPainen
dc.subjectPatientsen
dc.subjectProlongation of Lifeen
dc.subjectRight to Dieen
dc.subjectSedativesen
dc.subjectSufferingen
dc.subjectTerminal Careen
dc.subjectTreatment Refusalen
dc.subjectVentilatorsen
dc.subjectWaren
dc.subjectWithholding Treatmenten
dc.titleDeath: The Final Stage of Confusionen
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