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How is palliative care and pain management different from euthanasia?
13 doctors weighed in

Dr. Joseph Torkildson
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology
8 doctors agree
In brief: The Goal
The purpose of palliative care and pain management is to support a person with a life-threatening disease and allow them to make the most of whatever time they have left.
The purpose of euthanasia is to assist them in ending their life so they don't need to experience (or fear) the pain and disability that can happen at the end of natural life.

In brief: The Goal
The purpose of palliative care and pain management is to support a person with a life-threatening disease and allow them to make the most of whatever time they have left.
The purpose of euthanasia is to assist them in ending their life so they don't need to experience (or fear) the pain and disability that can happen at the end of natural life.
Dr. Joseph Torkildson
Dr. Joseph Torkildson
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Dr. Anthony Back
Internal Medicine - Oncology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Very different!
Euthanasia is when someone gives a drug with the intention of hastening a patient's death.
Palliative care and pain management are given with the primary intention of easing symptoms. Patients, families, and clinicians sometimes fear that pain relief will hasten death, but studies do not link pain relief with hastening death--this is largely a misconception.

In brief: Very different!
Euthanasia is when someone gives a drug with the intention of hastening a patient's death.
Palliative care and pain management are given with the primary intention of easing symptoms. Patients, families, and clinicians sometimes fear that pain relief will hasten death, but studies do not link pain relief with hastening death--this is largely a misconception.
Dr. Anthony Back
Dr. Anthony Back
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Euthanasia aims at
Ending life. Palliative care acknowleges that all lives end, at at times there are no rationale measures to prolong meaningful life and only life increasingly filled with misery and agony.
So the ethical person aims to relieve suffering, reduce pain without hastening natural death.

In brief: Euthanasia aims at
Ending life. Palliative care acknowleges that all lives end, at at times there are no rationale measures to prolong meaningful life and only life increasingly filled with misery and agony.
So the ethical person aims to relieve suffering, reduce pain without hastening natural death.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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