Pursuing a Peaceful Death
Hastings Center Report. 1993 Jul-Aug; 23(4): 32-38.
To gain a better way of thinking about medical technology and our human mortality, we should begin backward. Death should be seen as the necessary and inevitable end point of medical care....We as a society remain uncertain about the status of patients who manage to combine, in a bewildering way, elements of both life and death.
Aged; Allowing to Die; Assisted Suicide; Attitudes; Attitudes to Death; Autonomy; Biomedical Technologies; Consensus; Costs and Benefits; Death; Dehumanization; Family Members; Futility; Goals; Health; Life; Medicine; Moral Policy; Mortality; Pain; Patients; Persistent Vegetative State; Prolongation of Life; Public Policy; Quality of Life; Resource Allocation; Suffering; Suicide; Technology; Terminal Care; Values; Withholding Treatment;
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