Dying Like a Dog
- Dying Like a Dog. Harvey, Nancy // Human Life Review;Winter2005, Vol. 31 Issue 1, p79
Focuses on the medical ethics conference in Saint Louis, Missouri titled Dying of Starvation. Moral issues concerning starvation and dehydration of certain terminal patients and those in persistent vegetative state; Opinion on the euthanasia movement.
- Terminal dehydration: a matter of patient choice. Harvath, Theresa A. // International Journal of Palliative Nursing;Jul2005, Vol. 11 Issue 7, p335
The article comments on terminal dehydration in the context of hospice care. As suffering varies dramatically from person to person, patient preference and autonomy should be the primary drivers of care at the end of life. The recent case of Terry Schiavo indicates that medical professionals in...
- Clinically assisted hydration and the Liverpool Care Pathway: Catholic ethics and clinical evidence. Nowarska, Anna // Journal of Medical Ethics;Aug2015, Vol. 41 Issue 8, p645
The Liverpool Care Pathway for the Dying Patient (LCP), a framework introduced for providing comfortable care at the last stage of life, has recently become highly contentious. Among the most serious allegations levelled against it, has been that the LCP may be used as a covert form of...
- KILLING GROUNDS. Smith, Wesley J. // National Review;3/6/1995, Vol. 47 Issue 4, p54
The article deals with the practice of dehumanizing brain-damaged patients in the U.S. as of March 1995. The purpose of dehumanizing disabled people suffering from brain damage is to gain compassion and utility in taking away their lives. It has become a routine for doctors to use starvation...
- Rehydration in terminal illness. // Age & Ageing;May98, Vol. 27 Issue 3, p265
Provides information on an article appearing in the 1997 issue of the periodical entitled `Postgraduate Medical Journal' volume 73, discussing the management of dehydration in terminally ill patients.
- To rehydrate or not. Reynolds, Tom // JNCI: Journal of the National Cancer Institute;7/03/96, Vol. 88 Issue 13, p863
Focuses on the study by Robin L. Fainsinger on the controversy on whether dying patients should be rehydrated intravenously or by other means or allowed to become dehydrated, published in `Palliative Care Letter' in 1995. Rationale behind the problem of the hydration/dehydration issue;...
- Nil by mouth. Hamzelou, Jessica // New Scientist;4/17/2010, Vol. 206 Issue 2756, p37
The article discusses research investigating how long humans can survive without food and water, which includes a brief overview of the physiological effects that lack of water has on the body.
- What Happened After T4? Seeman, Mary V. // International Journal of Mental Health;Winter2006, Vol. 35 Issue 4, p5
This paper explores the role of starvation in the so-called wild euthanasia that followed the termination of the T4* program in Germany in August 1941. One way of killing patients was to starve them to death, and excess mortality secondary to the ill effects of prolonged and deliberate...
- Sedation without hydration can seriously damage your health. Smyth, Dion // International Journal of Palliative Nursing;Jul2005, Vol. 11 Issue 7, p336
The article focuses on the use of sedation and the role of hydration and nutrition in palliative care. Nutritional support and hydration may be considered one of the most contentious of the life-sustaining interventions. Foods and fluids serve many purposes, besides providing physiological...