dysthanasia


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dysthanasia

(dĭs-thă-nā′zē-ă)
An undignified and painful death due to inadequate control of symptoms (e.g., pain) at the end of life.
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The great confusion that exists between LTE, dysthanasia and orthotanasia, as well as the lack of knowledge of the extent to which it is ethical to limit treatment, what measures we can take and in which cases, leads us to critical, ethical and emotionally very complex situations that hinder decision making.
"Death with dignity", "dysthanasia", "therapeutic doggedness", "orthothanasia", and "good enough death" 4, among other expressions, are used both by advocates of life maintenance and by militants for the right to free will over one's own life and death.
Works on "palliative therapy" began appearing in the 1680s,16 and dissertations and treatises discussed the issues of "dysthanasia" and "euthanasia." (17) This special German interest in palliative medicine and medical assistance for the dying continued unabated after 1800.