some sedation as a side-effect, but it may make some patients euphoric or confused. The theory that is the framework for terminal sedation is that it is appropriate for physicians to treat the pain and other suffering of patients aggressively, even if doing. In the simplest terms it means that the medication required to abate suffering cannot be given without the probable result of hastening death. While the patient need not be unconscious during this process, unconsciousness is often the result. Citing as concerns: preserving human life; preventing suicide; protecting the integrity and the ethics of the medical profession; protecting vulnerable groups from abuse, neglect, and mistakes; and preventing a start?down the path to voluntary and perhaps even involuntary euthanasia?
S ability to use their own discretion on determining who is and who is not a candidate for euthanasia has maintained a legal loophole for physicians. The Double Effect, the Double effect has been defined in medical journals as: the administration of opioids or sedative drugs with the expressed purpose of relieving pain and suffering in a dying patient. The Palliative Performance Scale just before sedation was 10 (n 7 20 (n 11 30(n 1 and 40(n 1). Of hastening the patient death? And finally both the patient and doctor must regard the patient? The drug causes a seemingly natural sleep which does not shorten the life itself. Whatever regulations that physicians apply when deciding that terminal sedation is an appropriate therapy, can also be used to decide when assisted suicide is also appropriate treatment. Under the new law physician assisted suicide is still punishable by up to 12 years in prison, but if the established guidelines are followed, the practice is safely shielded by the legal system. They do not reimburse medical treatment that intentionally terminates life. At the end in 3 or 5 minutes you have fully recovered your consciousness since it is NOT general anesthesia. Tierce, 10 to physician assisted suicide, the Court has preserved a long-standing tradition in the distinction between the withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment and assisted suicide and euthanasia.
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