A double dose of double effect

Journal of Medical Ethics 26 (3):204-205 (2000)
This paper presents a clinically orientated illustration of the doctrine of double effect. The case of an elderly gentleman with advanced cancer is discussed, with particular emphasis on two dilemmas encountered during the terminal phase of his illness. The author describes how the doctrine of double effect was applied to help the team make some complex management decisions
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DOI 10.1136/jme.26.3.204
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