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Title: CONTINOUS DEEP PALLIATIVE SEDATION: AN ETHICAL ANALYSIS
Authors: LALIT KUMAR RADHA KRISHNA
Keywords: palliative sedation, palliative care, terminal sedation, personhood, continous deep palliative sedation, end of life care
Issue Date: 1-Mar-2013
Source: LALIT KUMAR RADHA KRISHNA (2013-03-01). CONTINOUS DEEP PALLIATIVE SEDATION: AN ETHICAL ANALYSIS. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: In giving an ethical defence of this position, this thesis addresses a number of key considerations: the professional obligation to relieve suffering and the ethical justification for holistic palliative treatment of intractable suffering including existential suffering; the issues surrounding treatment without consent when many patients being considered for sedation at the end of life lack the capacity to authorize such treatments; justifying best interests decision-making that extends beyond the physician-patient dyad; the ethics of appropriateness and proportionality of response given its centrality to the employment of this treatment, and its related monitoring and safety precautions; and the need for an account of personhood to distance this treatment from euthanasia. Clarification of these facets will serve to set CDPS as a distinct and acceptable practice of last resort within the armamentarium of palliative care.
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/43527
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