Hybrid Meeting: Terminal Sedation A Better Way to Care for the Dying?
Terminal sedation, also called palliative sedation, is the administration of drugs to keep a patient in deep sedation or coma until death, without giving artificial nutrition or hydration. This is typically used to address severe physical and psychological symptoms in dying patients to avoid further suffering and can hasten the dying process. Although some health care workers raise ethical concerns regarding its use, terminal sedation has been administered in the U.S. since the hospice care movement began in the 1960s and is legal everywhere.
Join us for an in-depth examination of how and when terminal sedation is applied, the ways it affects terminal patients and their loved ones, and why it can be a viable option for a peaceful death. Stay tuned for the announcement of our guest speakers.
Once again, we are thrilled to offer you the option to attend this meeting in person or via Zoom!