Parents weigh whether to hasten death

April 2010
Hospice Management Advisor;Apr2010, Vol. 15 Issue 4, p46
The article focuses on the survey conducted by the researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute among parents whose children had died of cancer on whether they considered to hasten their death based on their sufferings from pain. It states that 13 percent of the parents had asked the possibility to end the life of their child, while 4 percent had requested to hasten the death of their child. It also discusses the implications of the study on pain management of children with cancer.


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