The Relevance of Double Effect to Decisions About Sedation at the End of Life

  • Joseph BoyleEmail author
Part of the Philosophy and Medicine book series (PHME, volume 116)


Let me begin with (a) some clarifications about how I will understand and use the key terms in clinical and moral discussions of sedation at the end of life, and (b) a brief account of what the ethical doctrine of the double effect is.


Palliative Care Moral Issue Double Effect Human Good Terminal Sedation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.St. Michael’s CollegeUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada

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