• 1 Are you sure that death is immanent?
  • 2 Can the patient give consent to the treatment proposed?
  • 3 Will the treatment reduce consciousness? 
  • 4 What effects will the treatment have, including the combined effects of the drugs proposed?
  • 5 Will you assure that the patient will not experience thirst and can fluids be given by mouth or another way?
  • 6 Will death be hastened by what is proposed?