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2008 Voices: Is Palliative Sedation Becoming Another Form of Euthanasia?

Voices Online Edition
Vol. XXIII, No. 3
Michaelmas 2008

Is Palliative Sedation Becoming Another Form of Euthanasia?
by Nancy Valko, RN

Annie (not her real name) was, as my children would put it, really “freaking out”. 1,243 more words

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2008 Voices: Was Zack Dunlap's Recovery a Miracle?

Voices Online Edition
Vol. XXIII, No. 2
Pentecost 2008

Was Zack Dunlap’s Recovery a Miracle?

As Easter arrived, NBC’s news show Dateline breathlessly ran a story1 about a teenage boy declared “brain dead” who nevertheless began to recover just hours before his organs were scheduled to be harvested. 1,854 more words

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2007 Voices: Wordkill

Voices Online Edition — Vol. XXII, No. 2
Pentecost 2007

Wordkill

by Nancy Valko, RN

Last year, I attended a lovely wedding where the bridesmaids wore an unusual shade of dark brown. 1,246 more words

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Things that are happening-whether I want them to or not....

It has been a real interesting last couple of days in the Allcorn residence.

Yesterday morning, I followed my usual procedure to go out and get the newspaper from the driveway which I always read as I am eating breakfast. 1,878 more words

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2003 Voices: Enforcing the "Right to Die"-The Case of Terri Schiavo

Voices Online Edition
Vol. XVIII: No. 3 – Michaelmas 2003
Enforcing the “Right to Die”-The Case of Terri Schiavo

by Nancy Valko, RN

By the time this article is published, Terri Schiavo may be dead. 1,870 more words

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