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End of Life (2006)
Ethical challenges and dilemmas at the end of life. A series of three publications in Danish made into one English version. Themes: Spiritual care for the dying. Treating the dying - the difficult decisions. Euthanasia - legalizing killing on request?
  End_of_Life.pdf (1.58 MB)
Document ID LIB674
Document type Scientific experts report/advice
Issue date 26/03/2012
Document reference ISBN 87-91112-60-5 (electronic version)
Original language of the document Danish
Full text available in EN (1.58 MB)
Document produced by The Danish Council of Ethics organisation visiting card
Document requested by The Danish Council of Ethics organisation visiting card
Document uploaded by Christa Lundgaard KjĂžller
The Danish Council of Ethics
(19/04/2012)
Scientific domains
Policy domains
  • Fundamental rights and ethics
  • Health

DOCUMENT TEXT

Short description  Presentation of various ethical challenges and dilemmas at the end of life (2006)
[ethical],[spiritual care],[treating the dying],[euthanasia],[legalizing],[deliberations],[recommendations],[life-prolonging treatment],[patient's right],[linguistic usage],[patients' case stories]
Abstract (focusing on the key recommendations)  The Danish Council of Ethics recommends that two principles, openness and respect for the person's autonomy, be made guiding factors - in regard of spiritual care for the dying.
Treating the dying: When doctors and nurses have to assess whether it is beneficial to initiate, withhold or withdraw medical diagnosis and treatment of the terminally ill, the Council of Ethics believes that they might ...

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