double effect

The use of sedatives and analgesics—in particular narcotics—in terminally ill in doses high enough to both relieve pain and/or suffering—the ‘good’ effect—and hasten their demise—the ‘bad’ effect

double effect

Medical ethics The use in terminally ill Pts of sedative and analgesic dosages high enough to relieve both pain and suffering–the 'good' effect, and hasten their demise–the 'bad' effect. See Euthanasia.

double effect

In ethics, the doctrine or principle explaining under what conditions one may perform an act that has both good and bad consequences. In medicine, an example of the double effect is that the medications used in palliative care may have the side effect of hastening death even though the intent of the practitioner is to achieve relief of symptoms and not euthanasia.
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Hence they concluded, logically enough, that an acceleration of motion ought to be accompanied by a corresponding diminution in the distance separating the two bodies; and that, supposing the double effect to be continued to infinity, the moon would end by one day falling into the earth.
When the examples which fortify opinion are ANCIENT as well as NUMEROUS, they are known to have a double effect.
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The doctrine of double effect allows a caregiver to provide medication for pain even though it may hasten death.
This article argues that intention matters to act evaluation in much the way that the principle of double effect (PDE) implies.
The next two chapters take up two central principles of classic Christian just war thinking: double effect (in which a given action is militarily desirable but also has a foreseen, but not intended, "evil" effect such as destruction of civilian lives and property) and proportionality.
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