The controversial assisted-suicide advocate Jack Kevorkian, M.D., died June 3 in a Detroit area hospital. Although his official cause of death has not been confirmed, press reports suggest it was pulmonary thrombosis.
Palliative sedation at end of life is appropriate in cases of extreme suffering, review article saysOctober 04, 2010
Palliative sedation at the end of life is ethically sound and has "an important place on the continuum of appropriate palliative care," according to a new review article.
Hospices in Oregon, where physician-assisted suicide is legal, rarely participate in the practice, according to a recent survey.