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Palliative sedation

José Pereira, Valerie Gratton and Michel Beauverd

in Palliative Medicine

Third edition

Published in print March 2012 | ISBN: 9780199694143
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191739255 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199694143.003.0142
Palliative sedation

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This chapter gives case studies which show the desired skills, attitudes, and expertise required for the practice of palliative sedation (PS). It puts forth several questions such as: What is PS? What are the prerequisites for initiating PS? How often is PS required in palliative care practice? What are the indications for using PS? Can PS therapy be misused? Why are clinical practice guidelines essential in the practice of PS? Is this euthanasia? What are the ethical considerations surrounding PS?

Keywords: palliative sedation; medical education; case studies; euthanasia

Chapter.  7083 words. 

Subjects: Palliative Medicine

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