Biomedical - Tutorial #8.
1) What (describe) is the moral doctrine of double effect
2) What is “terminal sedation” and how does it relate to 1.?
a) give a high dose of medication to relieve pain
i) will kill the patient
b) intention is to relieve pain and the action will kill in the process
3) Is terminal sedation indistinguishable from active and passive euthanasia?
i) death is the aim of the action
ii) one is not necessarily near dead in all cases
b) terminal sedation
i) death is not the aim of the action
ii) near dead
4) What is the goal of the physician in cases concerning terminal sedation?
a) provide beneficence by relieving the suffering of the patient in cases of near deat