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A conscious choice: is it ethical to aim for unconsciousness at the end of life?

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One of the most commonly referenced ethical principles when it comes to the management of dying patients is the doctrine of double effect (DDE). The DDE affirms that it is acceptable to cause side effects (e.g. respiratory depression) as a consequence of symptom-focused treatment. Much discussion of the ethics of end of life care focuses on the question of whether actions (or omissions) would hasten (or cause) death, and whether that is permissible. However, there is a separate question about...

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10.1111/bioe.12838

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
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University of Oxford
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HUMS
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Philosophy Faculty
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
Oxford college:
Merton College
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0000-0003-3958-8633
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Wellcome Trust
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203132/Z/16/Z
Publisher:
Wiley
Journal:
Bioethics More from this journal
Volume:
35
Issue:
3
Pages:
284-291
Publication date:
2020-12-17
Acceptance date:
2020-10-25
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EISSN:
1467-8519
ISSN:
0269-9702
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1140313
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pubs:1140313
Deposit date:
2020-11-03

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