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Table 4 Physicians’ perception towards adding/increasing narcotics/benzodiazepines dose to comfort patient in persistent vegetative state, (n = 57), 2021

From: Ethics knowledge, attitudes, and experiences of tertiary care pediatricians in Ethiopia

Attitude question Physicians’ who perceived the action as important/very important, n (%)
Adding or increasing narcotics dose to comfort patient in PVS* 33 (57.9%)
Adding or increasing benzodiazepines dose to comfort patient in PVS 23 (40.4%)
Disclosing the medical error after two doses of phenobarbitone were wrongly administered to the patient 36 (63.2%)
  1. *PVS Persistent vegetative state