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Terminal Sedation: Euthanasia in Disguise?

pp 37-41

Gunnar Eckerdal

Sedation in Palliative Care — the Doctor’S Perspective
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Abstract

In this chapter I will recapitulate three cases where I have treated patients with very different diagnoses. One of the patients had a serious but rather trivial disease. The patient had her request for antibiotics rejected. Two of the patients were terminally ill. In one of these cases the patient was ’terminally sedated’, in the sense defined by Professor Torbjörn Tännsjö in the opening chapter of this book. In a second case the demand for terminal sedation was rejected.