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  13. Morita, T., Ikenaga, M., Adachi, I., Narabayashi, I., Kizawa, Y., Honke, Y., Kohara, H., Mukaiyama, T., Akechi, T., Kurihara, Y., Uchitomi, Y., Japan Pain, R. P. M. and Psycho-Oncology Study, G. 2004. Concerns of family members of patients receiving palliative sedation therapy. Supportive Care in Cancer, 12(12), pp. 885-9.
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