Ethical care at the end of life

Latimer, Elizabeth J.
June 1998
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;06/30/98, Vol. 158 Issue 13, p1741
Academic Journal
Discusses ethical care in the treatment of dying patients. Philosophical and ethical basis for care; Case of caring for a certain patient; The components of ethical care, including careful physical assessment and diagnosis, ethical communication, setting goals of care, relief of pain and suffering, ongoing attentive care, practicing with an interdisciplinary approach, practicing in a cultural context, use of medications in usual situations, use of medications in symptom control crisis, when sedation is necessary; Other components.


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