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  1. Fulltext. Decision near the end of life : professional views on life-sustaining treatments.

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    How do health care professionals assess the care of hospital patients near the end of life?

    Are physicians and nurses awares of and in agreement with national recommendations regarding patients' rights to forgo life-sustaining medical treatments and to receive adequate pain control?


    We surveyed 687 physicians and 759 nurses in 5 hospitals.


    Almost half (47%) of all respondents and fully 70% of the house officers reported that they had acted against their conscience in providing care to the terminally ill.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Traitement palliatif, Ethique, Attitude, Réanimation, Prise décision, Personnel sanitaire, Homme, Hôpital, Enquête, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Palliative treatment, Ethics, Attitude, Resuscitation, Decision making, Health staff, Human, Hospital, Inquiry, United States, North America, America

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 93-0251152

    Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 199406.