Palliative sedation is the administration of medication to an end-of-life patient to relieve their suffering by rendering them unconscious, without interruption until death ensues.
Palliative sedation is aimed at relieving suffering and pain in patients whose death is imminent and whose symptoms cannot be controlled by other means.
To receive palliative sedation, patients must meet certain eligibility requirements.
Please speak to your doctor.
Palliative sedation can be administered wherever you are, whether that is in your home, a hospital, a long-term care facility or a palliative care home.