Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Palliative Sedation: Resources.

Thanks to Saturday's New York Times article on palliative sedation by Anemona Hartocollis, there's a buzz in the blogs about the practice. I thought I'd link you to some additional sources so you could get your head around the issue from various angles:

Last-Resort Options for Palliative Sedation, Annals of Internal Medicine (September), Timothy Quill et. al., scroll for responses

Palliative Care Textbooks Come Of Age, Annals of Internal Medicine (1998), Timothy Quill, et. al., summary of the burgeoning practice of palliative training

What is Palliative Sedation? An info/resources page at the Journal of the American Medical Association

Wesley J. Smith tries to paint a bold, bright line between palliative sedation and aid in dying at lifenews.com

Definition, guidelines, and resources at the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

A 2008 article from American Medical News with definitions and guidelines

Howard Friend's blog post about how he participated in a death panel and maybe an assisted suicide.

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