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Medical Ethics: Death, Dying & Hospice

Information on a wide range of medical ethics issues. For ethics applied to specific professions, see the Research Guides for those professions.

Recent Articles

Articles on Hospice care and ethics from the Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition periodical article database.

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Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints

Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints is a collection of essays, articles and documents related to controversial issues. Be aware that these are many opinion pieces in this resource. This collection has a few titles that deal specifically with issues of death and dying:

Death, Dying & Hospice Websites

A quick note on the difference between hospice care and palliative care. Although both focus on the management and relief of pain, hospice care is provided for terminally ill patients with a life expectancy of 6 months or less. Palliative care may be used in hospice situations, but palliative care may also be used for patients who are not terminally ill and are seeking treatment.


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