The widely used notion of dignity is questioned as an adequate ideal for care of terminally ill persons. Instead of dying with dignity, the essential ethical components of dying with a sense of worth are proposed as comprising truly humane and personal care.
(JAMA 239:850-852, 1978)
Vanderpool HY. The Ethics of Terminal Care. JAMA. 1978;239(9):850–852. doi:10.1001/jama.1978.03280360046017
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