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Medical Ethics: Palliative Care & Pain

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 Palliative treatment and ethics from the Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition periodical article database.

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BMC Palliative Care

"BMC Palliative Care publishes peer-reivewed research articles regarding all aspects of hospice and palliative care for the dying and for those with profound suffering related to chronic illness." Here are the most recent articles:

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Palliative Care and Pain 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.


The following articles are available from online encyclopedias in the libraries' collections. You must use your ACCeID to access these off campus.

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