Kasper Raus holds a Master’s degree in Philosophy (Ghent University). Kasper’s current research focuses on the ethics of end-of-life decisions in general, and more specifically on the practice of terminal (or palliative) sedation. This practice consists of sedation a dying patient to unconsciousness with no intention of waking him up again. Together with researchers from the End-of-life-care Research Group of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel he will participate in a qualitative research on the experience of terminal sedation with doctors, nurses and relatives. More broader aspects, such as for example the possible justifications of the practice, will also be addressed, with special attention to the possible problems the practice brings with it. The overall goal is to create a normative framework that will allow clearer thinking on sedation.