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Conflict about pain relief at the end of life

By: Response by Kara Curry, MA, RN, HEC-C

To: Ethics Advisory Board From: A worried relative Subject: Pain and suffering I have a cousin who was diagnosed 5 months ago with end-stage liver cancer. The cancer has progressed at a rapid pace, and as a result, he is in and out of consciousness. When he is conscious, he seems to be quite delirious…

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