Opioids and Benzodiazepines Appear Paradoxically to Delay Inevitable Death After Ventilator Withdrawal
Edwards, Miles J.
Journal of Palliative Care 2005 Winter; 21(4): 299-302
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Disconnecting a Ventilator at the Request of a Patient Who Knows He Will Then Die: The Doctor's Anguish Edwards, Miles J.; Tolle, Susan W. (1992-08-01)Recently we assisted in withdrawing life support from a patient who had repeatedly asked to have his ventilator disconnected, even after being informed that he would then die. We found little in the medical literature ...