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Dr. Danny Westmoreland
36 years experience Family Medicine
Not sure: I have done make a wish personally for some of my patient's families. Sadly, each were terminal. I have seen children being treated to their dream e ... Read More

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
You decide: Since i enjoy good physical and mental health, I have never felt it was my business to force my upbeat attitude onto someone who doesn't. I don't thin ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
That is possible.: If a person is given large amounts of morphine it could cause marked respiratory depression which may lead to death.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Valdez
Specializes in Family Medicine
Depends: There are many ways of managing secretions in the terminally ill. Most good hospice companies are well prepared to manage all symptoms. Suction is one ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
27 years experience Pain Management
Depends: It depends on the form it is given as (iv, oral, extended release oral) as well as the kidney function of the patient. For immediate release morphi ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
State laws: Some states, notably oregon and washington have laws on physician assisted suicide. Healthtap is not a proper forum to dispense advice on this topic.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vythilingam Alagappan
39 years experience Bariatrics
Depends on age: It depends on age and overall health of the patient. Life is mortal. Learn to accept death with dignity
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
35 years experience Pediatrics
Complex question: An overdose of morphine can cause death in anyone, not just the terminally ill. Morphine is often used to ease the suffering and pain of the terminal ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
17 years experience Family Medicine
It can. Super rare.: Principle of Double effect. the nature of the act is itself good, or at least morally neutral; the agent intends the good effect and not the bad eit ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julan Crane
25 years experience Pediatrics
Bad news: Tell your friend you are there for her and that she can know you will help her out when needed
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