When does pain and distress relief hastening death become killing?
McGee, Andrew (2011) When does pain and distress relief hastening death become killing? Transplant Journal of Australasia, 20(3), pp. 6-9.
This paper discusses the question of when pain and distress relief known to hasten death would cross the line between permissible conduct and killing. The issue is discussed in the context of organ donation after cardiac death, and considers the administration of analgesics, sedatives, and the controversial use of paralysing agents in the provision and withdrawal of ventilation.
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