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  1. The use of an advance directive in consultation-liaison psychiatry : a case report.

    Article - En anglais


    The following case report illustrates the use of a psychiatric advance directive in a surgical setting.


    The case of a woman with breast cancer and debilitating pre-operative anxiety is presented.

    Her anxiety was so severe that it resulted in repeated refusal to have necessary surgery.

    An advance directive facilitated proceeding with surgery despite her objections in the immediate pre-operative period.


    Consultation-Liaison psychiatrists should consider the use of an advance directive when pre-operative anxiety interferes with decision-making capacity.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Chirurgie, Prise décision, Abandon traitement, Psychiatrie liaison, Consultation psychiatrique, Rôle thérapeutique, Consentement éclairé, Etude cas, Angoisse anxiété, Préopératoire, Contrat thérapeutique, Femme, Homme

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Surgery, Decision making, Treatment dropout, Liaison psychiatry, Psychiatric consultation, Therapeutic role, Informed consent, Case study, Anxiety, Preoperative, Therapeutic contract, Woman, Human

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 95-0224327

    Code Inist : 002B18H04. Création : 09/06/1995.