End of life in the time of COVID-19 pandemic: take care of death

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Pasquale Buonanno
Maria Vargas
Annachiara Marra
Carmine Iacovazzo
Giuseppe Servillo

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COVID-19, end-of-life, Palliative sedation, Palliative care

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