Dying patients who are in pain are usually given an analgesic, such as morphine, to ease their final hours and days. And if an analgesic isn’t enough, they can be given a sedative—something to make them more relaxed and less distressed at the end of life. We have recently written about a third approach: using a general anesthetic to ensure that the dying patient is completely unconscious. This has been described previously, but largely overlooked.
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