Catholic Studies in Bioethics

Sedation at the End-of-life: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Editors: Taboada, Paulina (Ed.)

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  • Provides an interdisciplinary approach to the issue of sedation at the end-of-life
  • Raises the question of what existential suffering
  • Opens up a broad spectrum of very profound questions connected to the “meaning of life” and the value of a “good death"
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The book’s main contribution is its interdisciplinary approach to the issue of sedation at the end-of-life. Because it occurs at the end of life, palliative sedation raises a number of important ethical and legal questions, including whether it is a covert form of euthanasia and for what purposes it may legally be used. Many of the book chapters address the first question and almost all deal with a specific form of the second: whether palliative sedation should be used for those experiencing “existential suffering”? This raises the question of what existential suffering is, a topic that is also discussed in the book. The different chapters address these issues from the perspectives of the relevant disciplines: Palliative Medicine, Bioethics, Law and Theology. Hence, helpful accounts of the clinical and historical background for this issue are provided and the importance of drawing accurate ethical and legal distinctions is stressed throughout the whole book. So the volume represents a valuable contribution to the emerging literature on this topic and should be helpful across a broad spectrum of readers: philosophers, theologians and physicians.

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“This book is a very timely overview of PS that is increasingly being used in palliative care at the end of life. I would recommend it particularly to palliative care and hospice providers while all of us should become as familiar with this complex paradigm as possible.” (Thomas M. Pitre, The Linacre Quarterly, Vol. 85 (2), May, 2018)

“The purpose of this book is to analyze several clinical, ethical, and legal questions related to the use of sedation at the end of life, also termed palliative sedation (PS). ... If you work in palliative care and are interested in the ethics of end-of-life care and palliative sedation in particular, this book provides a lot of information and even more to think about.” (Roger Woodruf, IAHPC Book Reviews, hospicecare.com, Vol. 19 (1), January, 2018)

“The book is intended primarily for those working in palliative medicine and scholars interested in the topic. … This is a valuable contribution to the field of palliative medicine, addressing the difficult and poignant topic of end-of-life sedation. The editor has shown great care in gathering a diverse collection of essays addressing relevant ethical issues, thereby providing a much-needed, comprehensive analysis of end-of-life sedation.” (Kathrine Bendtsen, Doody's Book Reviews, April, 2015)


Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sedation at the End-of-life: An Interdisciplinary Approach
Editors
  • Paulina Taboada
Series Title
Catholic Studies in Bioethics
Series Volume
116
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-9106-9
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-9106-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-017-9105-2
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0732-7
Series ISSN
0928-2661
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 175
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations
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