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Physicians’ perceptions of palliative sedation for existential suffering: a systematic review
  1. Paulo Rodrigues1,
  2. Johan Menten2 and
  3. Chris Gastmans2
  1. 1ETHICS 7446 - Centre d'éthique médicale, Université Catholique de Lille, Lille, France
  2. 2Interfaculty Centre for Biomedical Ethics and Law, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
  1. Correspondence to Dr Paulo Rodrigues, ETHICS 7446 - Centre d'éthique médicale, Universite Catholique de Lille, Lille 59800, France; paulusrod{at}gmail.com

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  • Contributors Study concept and design, acquisition of data, title/abstract/full-text screening, analysis and interpretation of data: PR and CG; drafting of the manuscript, critical revision of the manuscript and approval: PR, CG and JM; Study supervision: CG.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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  • Contributors Study concept and design, acquisition of data, title/abstract/full-text screening, analysis and interpretation of data: PR and CG; drafting of the manuscript, critical revision of the manuscript and approval: PR, CG and JM; Study supervision: CG.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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