Trying the Patient's Patience
Lancet 11 July 1998; 352(9122): 155-156
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Response to Ronald M. Perkin and David B. Resnik: The Agony of Trying to Match Sanctity of Life and Patient-Centred Medical Care Kuhse, H. (2002-08)Perkin and Resnik advocate the use of muscle relaxants to prevent the "agony of agonal respiration" arguing that this is compatible with the principle of double effect. The proposed regime will kill patients as certainly ...