Medical legal and ethical questions in palliative medicine and euthanasia.
ISALM'93. International symposium. Berlin DEU, 1993/08/30.
The increasing importance of legal and ethical questions in palliative medicine and euthanasia due to the increased technical possibilities for extending life will be considered.
In palliative medicine, the choice of the best therapy will be discussed, especially in the case of oncological diseases.
Here, consideration of the prospects of success, for example, in chemotherapy, is faced with partly serious side-effects.
The requirements of palliative medicine that the patient has to be fully informed of the fatal prognosis of his disease is equally debated as the optimum pain therapy.
In this respect, the modification of the Narcotics Act of 1 February 1993 is also under discussion.
Mots-clés Pascal : Traitement palliatif, Euthanasie, Homme, Médecine légale, Ethique, Allemagne, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Palliative treatment, Euthanasia, Human, Legal medicine, Ethics, Germany, Europe
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0094374
Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 09/06/1995.