Terminal Sedation: Euthanasia in Disguise? / Edition 1

Terminal Sedation: Euthanasia in Disguise? / Edition 1

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Terminal Sedation: Euthanasia in Disguise? / Edition 1

The intention behind this anthology is to continue and deepen the discussion about the sedation of dying patients. Those who have contributed constitute a mixture of distinguished bioethicists and doctors and nurses with experience of terminal sedation, some of them in favour of, and others in strong opposition to, voluntary euthanasia. They give their view on terminal sedation by answering questions such as: "Is terminal sedation euthanasia in disguise?", "Should terminal sedation be a part of standard palliative care?", "Should terminal sedation be provided at the patient's request?" This is the first book devoted exclusively to this subject. It does not give the final verdict, but it does contain strong defences by very competent thinkers of the most important and influential positions. It has been published in the hope that it will provoke further thought and discussion. This volume is of interest to students, teachers and professionals working in palliative medicine and medical ethics.

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ISBN-13: 9781402021237
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 05/31/2004
Edition description: 2004
Pages: 148
Product dimensions: 8.27(w) x 10.98(h) x 0.36(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements. The contributors. Introduction.
1. Palliative Options of Last Resort; T.E. Quill, B. Lo, D.W. Brock.
2. Terminal Sedation a Substitute for Euthanasia? T. Tännsjö.
3. Sedation - Unconsciousness - Anaesthesia! What are We Talking About? M.A. Sachs.
4. Sedation in Palliative Care - The Doctor's Perspective; G. Eckerdal.
5. Terminal Sedation: A Nursing Perspective; S. Woods.
6. Why Terminal Sedation is No Solution to the Voluntary Euthanasia Debate; H. Kuhse.
7. Terminal Sedation from a Moral Rights Perspective; D.W. Brock.
8. Terminal Sedation and Sanctity-of-Life in Medicine; L. Gormally.
9. Terminal Sedation and the Artefactual Fallacy; D. Callahan.
10. Terminal Sedation: Different Practices, Different Evaluations; H. van Delden.
11. The Sanctity-of-Life and the Active/Passive Distinction; T. Tännsjö.
Appendix. Bibliography.

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