Palliative Sedation With Propofol for an Adolescent With a DNR Order

Title

Palliative Sedation With Propofol for an Adolescent With a DNR Order

Creator

Johnson Liza-Marie; Frader J; Wolfe J; Baker JN; Anghelescu Doralina L; Lantos JD

Publisher

Pediatrics

Date

2017

Description

Death from cancer is often painful. Usually, the pain can be relieved in ways that allow patients to remain awake and alert until the end. Sometimes, however, the only way to relieve pain is to sedate patients until they are unconscious. This method has been called palliative sedation therapy. Palliative sedation therapy is controversial because it can be misunderstood as euthanasia. We present a case in which an adolescent who is dying of leukemia has intractable pain. Experts in oncology, ethics, pain management, and palliative care discuss the trade-offs associated with different treatment strategies.

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Citation List Month

Oncology 2017 List

Collection

Citation

Johnson Liza-Marie; Frader J; Wolfe J; Baker JN; Anghelescu Doralina L; Lantos JD, “Palliative Sedation With Propofol for an Adolescent With a DNR Order,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed May 27, 2022, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/11175.

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