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Issues in the care of the dying

S K Jindal

DOI: 10.20529/IJME.2005.040


There is rejuvenated interest within modern medicine in end-of-life issues including the care of terminally ill and dying patients. Technological advances in the last few decades have made us believe that death is an unnatural event and that life can be prolonged at will. This has resulted in the adoption of life-supporting measures, which are sometimes antagonistic to the very dignity of life.

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