Framework urges physicians to proceed with caution on palliative sedation

Vogel, Lauren
February 2011
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;2/8/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 2, p174
Academic Journal
The article reports on a draft policy framework being created by a team of physicians in Canada to define and provide guidance on palliative sedation therapy. Doctor Larry Librach, one of the draft's developer, says that Canadian protocols administering palliative sedation therapy are inconsistent. Doctor Doreen Oneschuk argues that without clear guidance, physicians can prescribe wrong drugs to achieve sedation. The draft also calls for careful patient's monitoring while on treatment.


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