Hospital professionals' decisions to permit death are amalgams of medical, ethical, and legal judgments.
Medical education and socialization and the business of health all focus on offering and providing treatment, not on facilitating death.
Some patients are suspicius that rights to refuse care will foster abandonment by care providers.
Lawyers and risk managers often let exaggerated fears of future liability limit patients' and families' rights.
The culture of medical institutions must change to accomodate notions of negotiated death.
Mots-clés Pascal : Personnel sanitaire, Prise décision, Ethique, Homme, Hôpital, Traitement palliatif, Réanimation, Législation
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health staff, Decision making, Ethics, Human, Hospital, Palliative treatment, Resuscitation, Legislation
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0251153
Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 199406.