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  1. Proportionate Palliative Sedation and the Giving of a Deadly Drug: The Conundrum.Thomas Cavanaugh - 2018 - Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 39 (3):221-231.
    Among the oldest extant medical ethics, the Hippocratic Oath prohibits the giving of a deadly drug, regarding this act as an egregious violation of a medical ethic that is exclusively therapeutic. Proportionate palliative sedation involves the administration of a deadly drug. Hence it seems to violate the venerable Hippocratic promise associated with the dawn of Western medicine not to give a deadly drug. Relying on distinctions commonly employed in the analysis and evaluation of human actions, this article distinguishes physician-assisted suicide (...)
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