Palliative Sedation: When Suffering Is Intractable at End of Life

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Palliative sedation at the end of life is necessary for patients with symptoms that are refractory to standard palliative interventions. Although recognized in palliative care as an ethically sound and legally sanctioned practice, some continue to express concern that death is being hastened.  This article from the Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing clarifies the practice of palliative sedation at end of life.

Link to: Medscape (1/2018) (open access with site registration)

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