A preliminary list to identify attitudes toward different conditions for discussing possible termination of refusal of medical treatment except for pain relief.
Effective communication about decisions concerning termination or refusal of medical treatment except for pain relief necessitates clarifying the attitudes of those in the decision-making process.
Effective communication increases the likelihood that a patient's advance directives are implemented and decreases the likelihood of litigation.
Psychotherapists, counselors, chaplains, etc. can be facilitators of effective communication.
This study generated a list for use in discussion by asking persons who cared for individuals with terminal illnesses, critical injuries or elderly people what conditions seemed appropriate for termination or refusal of medical treatment except for pain relief.
Mots-clés Pascal : Attitude, Arrêt traitement, Personnel sanitaire, Prise décision, Critère, Communication, Ethique, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Attitude, Withdrawal, Health staff, Decision making, Criterion, Communication, Ethics, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0330331
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 199406.