Kansas Doctor Convicted of Murder in End-Of-Life Cases; Reversal On Appeal

OCTOBER 19/26, 1998 VOLUME 6, NUMBER 16/17 Terminally ill patients often experience considerable, intractable pain from their illness. Adequate management of that pain, usually by painkilling medications, is a continuing concern of individual physicians and the entire medical community. In sufficiently large doses, painkilling medication often suppresses the respiratory system and may actually accelerate the…

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