09. Ethics and sedation at the close of life

Sedation is something which requires both respect for the autonomy and dignity of the patient and also the best care on the part of the health professionals who look after for patients nearing death.

The objective of this monograph is to publish the debate between palliative care professionals, oncologists, internists, surgeons, health administrators, journalists, psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, lawyers and bio-ethicists on advancing knowledge and good praxis in sedation to facilitate the work of clinicians.