Resources

Resources

Journals
Voogt E, van der Heide A, Rietjens JA, van Leeuwen AF, Visser AP, van der Rijt CC, van der Maas PJ. Attitudes of patients with incurable cancer toward medical treatment in the last phase of life. J Clin Oncol. 2005 Mar 20;23(9):2012-9. (Link)
Rietjens JA, van der Heide A, Vrakking AM, Onwuteaka-Philipsen BD, van der Maas PJ, van der Wal G. Physician reports of terminal sedation without hydration or nutrition for patients nearing death in the Netherlands. Ann Intern Med. 2004 Aug 3;141(3):178-85. (Link)
Websites
Vacco v. Quill
521 U.S. 793 (1997)
US Supreme Court Docket Number: 95-1858
(Link to Abstract)
Washington v. Glucksberg
521 U.S. 702 (1997)
US Supreme Court Docket Number: 96-110
(Link to Abstract)
British Medical Association. Physician assisted suicide: the law. (Link)
Fast Fact and Concept #106: Controlled Sedation – Part I
(HTML Link) (PDF Link) 
Fast Fact and Concept #107: Controlled Sedation – Part II
(HTML Link) (PDF Link) 
Clinical Guidelines
Palliative Sedation Protocol. A report of the Standards and Best Practices Committee Hospice & Palliative Care Federation of MA. April 2004. Hospice & Palliative Care Federation of Massachusetts. (Link)
Clinical practice guidelines for the sustained use of sedatives and analgesics in the critically ill adult. (Link)
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