Published in AIDS Weekly, June 9th, 2003
The findings suggest that cognitive deterioration may contribute modestly to terminally ill patients' desires to die more quickly, particularly if the deterioration is obvious and distressing, said Hayley Pessin, PhD, of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and colleagues.
"Patients who perceived themselves as having cognitive difficulties demonstrated greater desire for hastened death than those who were either cognitively intact or...
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