Ethical conflicts in the prehospital setting.
To assess the range of ethical conflicts that confront prehospital care providers.
Convenience sample, from October 1989 to January 1990.
An urban advanced life support emergency medical service that transports approximately 3,000 patients per month.
Six hundred seven paramedic responses were analyzed by a single observer.
An ethical conflict was identified when the paramedic faced a dilemna about what « ought to be done » and the paramedic's values conflicted or potentially conflicted with the patient's.
Mots-clés Pascal : Transport sanitaire, Personnel sanitaire, Urgence, Période préhospitalière, Homme, Ethique, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Medical transport, Health staff, Emergency, Prehospital period, Human, Ethics, United States, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0075053
Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 199406.