The ability of medical science to prolong biological life through the use of technology raises the question of how far physicians should go in treating the terminally ill patient.
In clinical decision making involving the dying patient, physicians, patients and families bring various perceptions and interpretations to the situation.
These different realities must be negotiated in order to define the meaning of the situation and the meaning of various medical technologies.
The patient's demise becomes a negotiated death, a bargaining over how far medical technology should go in prolonging life or in prolonging death.
Mots-clés Pascal : Mort, Prise décision, Ethique, Réanimation, Traitement, Responsabilité professionnelle, Equipement biomédical, Homme, Article synthèse
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Death, Decision making, Ethics, Resuscitation, Treatment, Occupational responsibility, Biomedical equipment, Human, Review
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 92-0558368
Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 199406.