Journal of Health Specialties

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2018  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 87--90

Palliative sedation and ethical dilemma


Juri Salamah1, Sami Ayed Alshammary2, Stuart Brown3 
1 Comprehensive Cancer Center, Palliative Care Unit, King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2 Comprehensive Cancer Center, Palliative Care Unit, King Fahad Medical City; Centre for Postgraduate Studies in Family Medicine, Ministry of Health, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
3 Department of Palliative Care, Two Worlds Cancer Collaboration Foundation, Abbotsford, Canada; International Network for Cancer Treatment and Research, Brussels, Belgium

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sami Ayed Alshammary
Comprehensive Cancer Center, Palliative Care Unit, King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh; Centre for Postgraduate Studies in Family Medicine, Ministry of Health, Riyadh
Saudi Arabia

Palliative sedation is a unique concern for the patient as well as the family. It is a difficult serious ethical dilemma for the physicians to handle. The conflicting ethical principles of autonomy, beneficence and nonmaleficence in continuing versus discontinuing all supportive devices raise concerns among health professionals whether this is euthanasia (physician-assisted suicide) or is just prolonging the patient's unnecessary suffering.


How to cite this article:
Salamah J, Alshammary SA, Brown S. Palliative sedation and ethical dilemma.J Health Spec 2018;6:87-90


How to cite this URL:
Salamah J, Alshammary SA, Brown S. Palliative sedation and ethical dilemma. J Health Spec [serial online] 2018 [cited 2019 Dec 7 ];6:87-90
Available from: http://www.thejhs.org/article.asp?issn=2468-6360;year=2018;volume=6;issue=2;spage=87;epage=90;aulast=Salamah;type=0