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Palliative Sedation: Indications, Concerns and Cautions - Ethics Webinar Recording - April 29, 2014 (CD)

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Palliative Sedation: Indications, Concerns and Cautions - Ethics Webinar Recording - April 29, 2014 (CD)
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This webinar examined legitimate indications and applications of palliative sedation from the perspective of the Catholic moral tradition

Palliative sedation is a medical procedure of last resort, sometimes employed at the end of life to relieve unbearable suffering from symptoms that cannot be controlled by any other means. It involves the use of sedative medications in sufficient amounts to create a state of decreased awareness in the patient until a desired comfort level is achieved. At times, relief of symptoms is only achieved by inducing unconsciousness.

This approach to palliation is not without controversy. Some view it as the equivalent of euthanasia or as an opportunity to hasten death. Others claim that it is increasingly being misused in palliative care and hospice settings in order to shorten patients' lives.

The presenter addressed these challenges as a physician and as a moral theologian, and he responded thoughtfully to the questions raised by webinar participants.

Presenter: Rev. Myles Sheehan, SJ, MD, Provincial, New England Province of Jesuits, Watertown, Mass.

This is a recording of the webinar held on April 29, 2014.

Run time: 75 minutes

System Requirements:

  • Microsoft Windows 2000 or above
  • Pentium IV - GHZ Processor
  • 256 MB RAM
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This webinar examined legitimate indications and applications of palliative sedation from the perspective of the Catholic moral tradition

Palliative sedation is a medical procedure of last resort, sometimes employed at the end of life to relieve unbearable suffering from symptoms that cannot be controlled by any other means. It involves the use of sedative medications in sufficient amounts to create a state of decreased awareness in the patient until a desired comfort level is achieved. At times, relief of symptoms is only achieved by inducing unconsciousness.

This approach to palliation is not without controversy. Some view it as the equivalent of euthanasia or as an opportunity to hasten death. Others claim that it is increasingly being misused in palliative care and hospice settings in order to shorten patients' lives.

The presenter addressed these challenges as a physician and as a moral theologian, and he responded thoughtfully to the questions raised by webinar participants.

Presenter: Rev. Myles Sheehan, SJ, MD, Provincial, New England Province of Jesuits, Watertown, Mass.

This is a recording of the webinar held on April 29, 2014.

Run time: 75 minutes

System Requirements:

  • Microsoft Windows 2000 or above
  • Pentium IV - GHZ Processor
  • 256 MB RAM

Product Details

Publication Date: May 06, 2014
Disk Type: CD - Computer
Product Dimensions: H: 4.9375 IN., W: 5.0625 IN.
Shipping Weight: 0.0938 Lb.