|The terminal quality of life and passive or active euthanasia.|
|PMID: 1983259 Owner: NLM Status: MEDLINE|
|The problems presented by the different categories of dying people are briefly discussed from the point of view of terminal quality of life. Euthanasia is used in its broader meaning, including both passive and active aspects. Passive euthanasia (PE) is exercised by withholding advanced or basic life support measures, the commonest form being do not resuscitate orders (DNR). Some data on its application are presented. Active euthanasia (AE), which has been proposed and being applied to a limited extent lately, is criticized as leading the physician and the Society onto risky ground. A position is being taken against it. Decision making, examples of guidelines, legal, philosophical and spiritual considerations are discussed. Wisdom and loving care should be exercised by the physician to assist people in their terminal phases and to alleviate their suffering. That there is not a single answer to the problem is discussed.|
|G K Daikos|
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|Type: Congresses; Guideline; Journal Article; Review|
|Title: Quality assurance in health care : the official journal of the International Society for Quality Assurance in Health Care / ISQA Volume: 2 ISSN: 1040-6166 ISO Abbreviation: Qual Assur Health Care Publication Date: 1990|
|Created Date: 1991-09-25 Completed Date: 1991-09-25 Revised Date: 2013-03-26|
Medline Journal Info:
|Nlm Unique ID: 9001007 Medline TA: Qual Assur Health Care Country: ENGLAND|
|Languages: eng Pagination: 375-86 Citation Subset: E; IM|
|Athens University School of Medicine, Greece.|
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Guidelines as Topic
Health Care Rationing / standards
Life Support Care / standards
Persistent Vegetative State
Quality of Life*
Religion and Medicine
Right to Die
Terminal Care / standards*
Value of Life
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