Palliative sedation & EAPC framework
The task force‟s recommendations were published (de Graeff A, Dean M. J.Palliat.Med.2007 Feb;10(1):67-85) but were not accepted by the EAPC.
Now the board of the EAPC has published not guidelines, but a framework.
You can find the framework (Nathan Cherny and Lukas Radbruch) and an accompanying editorial (Katherine Hauser and Declan Walsh) in Palliative Medicine 2009 23(7).
“Refractory symptoms” are a cause of immense suffering to the patient and family and of considerable stress to professionals and other carers.