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The ‘French exception’: the right to continuous deep sedation at the end of life

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In 2016, a law came into force in France granting terminally ill patients the right to continuous deep sedation (CDS) until death. This right was proposed as an alternative to euthanasia and presented as the 'French response' to problems at the end of life. The law draws a distinction between CDS and euthanasia and other forms of sympton control at the end of life. France is the first country in the world to legislate on CDS . This short report describes the particular context and underlying ...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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10.1136/medethics-2017-104484

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Nuffield Department of Population Health; Population Health
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Grant:
Society and Ethics Fellowship (100553/Z/12/Z)
Publisher:
BMJ Publishing Group Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Medical Ethics Journal website
Volume:
44
Issue:
3
Pages:
204-205
Publication date:
2017-10-22
Acceptance date:
2017-10-03
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EISSN:
1473-4257
ISSN:
0306-6800
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pubs:742578
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uri:d99d7cfa-bee0-4011-9b35-8cdc0e8cf042
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uuid:d99d7cfa-bee0-4011-9b35-8cdc0e8cf042
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pubs:742578
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English
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