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dc.creatorTruog, Robert D.en
dc.creatorArnold, John H.en
dc.creatorRockoff, Mark A.en
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-05T18:30:22Zen
dc.date.available2015-05-05T18:30:22Zen
dc.date.created1991en
dc.date.issued1991en
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationJournal of Clinical Ethics. 1991 Summer; 2(2): 127-129.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=Sedation+before+Ventilator+Withdrawal:+Medical+and+Ethical+considerations.+&title=Journal+of+Clinical+Ethics.++&volume=2&issue=2&pages=127-129&date=1991&au=Truog,+Robert+D.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10822/736030en
dc.description.abstract...While clinical practice is clearly moving toward more compassionate use of sedatives and analgesics in the care of the dying, the legal system has been lagging behind most ethical opinions in this area. The criminal investigation into the administration of morphine to a patient before ventilator withdrawal in Minnesota was a grim reminder of the hazards sometimes involved in the practice of good medicine. We know of several instances where a nurse was willing to administer sedatives and analgesics at the request of a physician, but without documentation in the medical record, for fear of possible legal repercussions. The fact that the caregivers involved are willing to risk the potentially disastrous consequences of falsifying a medical record can be taken as evidence of their commitment to doing what they perceive to be morally required. Nevertheless, this practice should clearly be condemned, since it gives the impression that caregivers are engaged in an unlawful or unethical practice. Only through continued forthright discussion in the medical literature can we arrive at ethically defensible approaches to administering sedation and analgesia that assure the most compassionate care of the dying patient.en
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dc.sourceBRL:KIE/34444en
dc.subjectActive Euthanasiaen
dc.subjectAllowing to Dieen
dc.subjectAttitudesen
dc.subjectAttitudes to Deathen
dc.subjectCaregiversen
dc.subjectDeathen
dc.subjectDouble Effecten
dc.subjectDrugsen
dc.subjectEuthanasiaen
dc.subjectHealthen
dc.subjectHealth Personnelen
dc.subjectLegal Aspectsen
dc.subjectLiteratureen
dc.subjectMedicineen
dc.subjectMoral Policyen
dc.subjectPainen
dc.subjectPhysiciansen
dc.subjectPrognosisen
dc.subjectPublic Policyen
dc.subjectRisken
dc.subjectRisks and Benefitsen
dc.subjectSedativesen
dc.subjectSufferingen
dc.subjectTerminal Careen
dc.subjectVentilatorsen
dc.subjectWithholding Treatmenten
dc.titleSedation Before Ventilator Withdrawal: Medical and Ethical Considerationsen
dc.provenanceDigital citation created by the National Reference Center for Bioethics Literature at Georgetown University for the BIOETHICSLINE database, part of the Kennedy Institute of Ethics' Bioethics Information Retrieval Project funded by the United States National Library of Medicine.en
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