Many of the approximately 400,000 deaths that occur outside of hospitals or chronic care facilities each year in the United States are not only expected but also welcomed as relief from terminal disease.
However, patients who lack decision-making capacity cannot communicate to emergency medical services system and emergency department personnel their wish not to be the recipient of advanced life support procedures.
Prehospital advance directives (PHAD) offer that opportunity.
Arizona is only the fourth state to pass a PHAD statute and the first to simplify the law so it is interpreted easily by both providers and patients.
PHAD laws need not be complex, either in their language or in their implementation requirements.
Mots-clés Pascal : Législation, Ethique, Prise décision, Réanimation cardiocirculatoire, Période préhospitalière, Stade terminal, Mort, Homme, Arizona, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Legislation, Ethics, Decision making, Intensive cardiocirculatory care, Prehospital period, Terminal stade, Death, Human, Arizona, United States, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0047456
Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 199406.