Advance directives in a pediatric emergency department.
Parents of children with terminal illnesses are not always present when a life-threatening event occurs.
For many of these children, an advance directive specifying alternate code orders has been written by the parent or legal guardian (hereafter the use of parent is to be interpreted as parent/legal guardian) and the patient's attending physician.
Implementing a pediatric advanced directive presents significant problems for emergency personnel if the parent is not present to identify the existence of the directive and interpret the contents in the context of the current medical crisis.
Mots-clés Pascal : Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Maladie, Stade terminal, Ethique, Service urgence, Réanimation, Conduite à tenir, Entretien directif, Parent, Décharge, Responsabilité
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : United States, North America, America, Disease, Terminal stage, Ethics, Emergency department, Resuscitation, Clinical management, Directive interview, Parent, Discharge, Responsibility
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0214274
Code Inist : 002B31. Création : 16/11/1999.