When cancer symptoms cannot be controlled: the role of palliative sedation.

@article{Hasselaar2009WhenCS,
  title={When cancer symptoms cannot be controlled: the role of palliative sedation.},
  author={Jeroen G. J. Hasselaar and Stans C A H H V M Verhagen and Kris C P Vissers},
  journal={Current opinion in supportive and palliative care},
  year={2009},
  volume={3 1},
  pages={14-23}
}
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Palliative sedation, the intentional lowering of consciousness for refractory and unbearable distress, has been much discussed during the last decade. In recent years, much research has been published about this subject that will be discussed in this review. The review concentrates on: a brief overview of the main developments during the last decade, an exploration of current debate regarding ethical dilemmas, the development of clinical guidelines, and the application of… CONTINUE READING

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