The introduction in Britain of advance directiveswhich allow a person to state in advance ofbecoming incompetent that they wish to take part in treatment decisions when no longer mentally competent-has now been advocated by the medical and legal establishments.
The practical application of directives relating to health care would be simplified by the adoption of a standard model document together with guidelines suminarising the background clinical conditions and any subsequent acute events that may make it appropriate to trigger the use of a directive.
As no specific legislation exists, good communication is needed at the various stages between the drafting and implementation of directives if the system of directives is to be successful.
Mots-clés Pascal : Prise décision, Malade, Consentement éclairé, Médecine légale, Grande Bretagne, Royaume Uni, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Decision making, Patient, Informed consent, Legal medicine, Great Britain, United Kingdom, Europe
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0170061
Code Inist : 002B30A10. Création : 09/06/1995.