Jorge L Manzini

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PURPOSE OF REVIEW Palliative sedation is a standard procedure used in palliative care especially for patients at the very end of their lives, who are enduring otherwise intractable suffering. It consists of the administration of sedatives and, when necessary, other drugs, usually by infusion, either subcutaneously or intravenously, at the necessary rate to(More)
From May 1986 until July 1987, oral morphine hydrochloride in water solution was used in terminal patients, under a strict protocol of administration, and complying with the basic principles of Palliative Care. A retrospective study was carried out on the 40 patients who had received the drug for more than three consecutive days. As shown in Table 1, the(More)
The study of bioethics in Argentina owes much to the efforts of José Alberto Mainetti, who in 1972 founded the Institute of Medical Humanities, devoted to researching, teaching, and publicizing the discipline. Because of growing interest in the field of bioethics, a Bioethics Center was created in the Institute in 1987 and it has stimulated the organization(More)
Most developments supporting the study of bioethics in Argentina are of relatively recent vintage. This article is dedicated to describing those developments--including creation of Argentina's Institute of Medical Humanities, formation of a bioethics working group at the National University of Mar del Plata, initiation of a two-year graduate bioethics(More)
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