The palliative sedation therapy keeps the patient unconscious until death, to prevent unbearable, intractable symptoms. It is not a form of euthanasia (even from a Catholic point of view) but a morally licit way of assisting dying patients. The author examines the principle of double effect and the elements of informed consent (and advance directives) from a narrative ethical perspective.

"La sedazione palliativa o terminale. Aspetti etici"

CATTORINI, PAOLO MARINO
2008

Abstract

The palliative sedation therapy keeps the patient unconscious until death, to prevent unbearable, intractable symptoms. It is not a form of euthanasia (even from a Catholic point of view) but a morally licit way of assisting dying patients. The author examines the principle of double effect and the elements of informed consent (and advance directives) from a narrative ethical perspective.
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