Would Better Pain Relief Make 'Elective Death' Unthinkable?
Billings, J. Andrew
WASHINGTON POST HEALTH 1994 July 12; 10(28): 19
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Callahan, Daniel; Feucht, Kenneth A.; King, Douglas R.; Wright, Robert C.; Lynn, Joanne; Billings, J. Andrew; Block, Susan D.; Finlay, Ilora G.; Gilbert, James; Randall, Fiona; Miller, Franklin G.; Quill, Timothy E. (1994-12-15)
Block, Susan D.; Billings, J. Andrew (1994-09-26)Terminally ill patients often hope that death will come quickly. They may broach this wish with their physicians, and even request assistance in hastening death. Thoughts about accelerating death usually do not reflect ...
Billings, J Andrew (2011-07)The rule of double effect is regularly invoked in ethical discussions about palliative sedation, terminal extubation and other clinical acts that may be viewed as hastening death for imminently dying patients. Unfortunately, ...