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Why do not a terminal sedation? If petient doesn't have ather option
of treatment to recovery his health state, or a feasible life, why not
give him a confort and painless death. When you are using terminal
sedative you are having respect and being carefulness. Patient could
receive water and food by enteral tube and keep him sleeping without pain,
it is to be human,nobody need to suffer in the last couple of life's days.
In my opinion the best way to think what to do when you are in front of a
patient with no prognostic, you need to think in your relatives, what
would you like to do if patient was your relative?
Think about it!!!
No competing interests
30 August 2003
Terapia Intensiva Adulto - HSPE São Paulo - Brazil 04039-901