"Terminally Ill" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure,
which enables searching at various levels of specificity.
Persons with an incurable or irreversible illness at the end stage that will result in death within a short time. (From O'Leary et al., Lexikon: Dictionary of Health Care Terms, Organizations, and Acronyms for the Era of Reform, 1994, p780)
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Below are the most recent publications written about "Terminally Ill" by people in Profiles.
L?pez-Candales AL, Carron C, Schwartz J. Need for hospice and palliative care services in patients with end-stage heart failure treated with intermittent infusion of inotropes. Clin Cardiol. 2004 Jan; 27(1):23-8.
Mawson AR. Ethics of large clinical trials in rapidly lethal diseases. Lancet. 2003 Apr 12; 361(9365):1296.
Koch T, Braun KL, Pietsch JH. Social necessity, individual rights, and the needs of the fragile: euthanasia in the context of end-of-life decision making. J Ethics Law Aging. 1999 Spring-Summer; 5(1):17-28.