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France Wants To Legalize Terminal Sedation | Fox News

December 16, 2014

Hollande did not outline details of his proposal, but so-called terminal or palliative sedation can involve medicating patients until they die naturally of their illnesses, or until they starve. The method doesn't actively kill patients. But some doctors say it can mean patients are sedated for weeks before they die, and that it may be more humane to euthanize. The French proposal does not involve assisted suicide, in http://paulinepro.soup.io which doctors generally prescribe lethal medication that the patient administers. French debate over end-of-life legislation resurfaced this year over the case of comatose Frenchman Vincent Lambert. His wife wants doctors to stop life support but his parents disagree. The case is pending at the European Court of Human Rights. Hollande also wants the new French law to force doctors to follow end-of-life instructions written in advance, if patients are no longer Kim Kardashian able to express their will.
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