Scientific article

Fin de vie au domicile : comment s’y prendre

Published inRevue médicale suisse, vol. 19, no. 855, p. 2402-2405
Publication date2023

Many patients in Switzerland wish to die at home. Nevertheless, end-of-life home care requests specific considerations such as basic palliative care knowledge among health care professionals and a well-organized and coordinated health care network which needs to be put in place as early as possible. Beforehand, an open discussion with the patient and the caregiver about their expectations and wishes is mandatory. Furthermore, anticipation about the evolution of the disease, potential symptoms, material requests, psychological and social barriers is the key element to provide home palliative care until the end of life. Most "cantons from the Romandie" have a large offer in health care services allowing for home end-of-life care.

  • Caregivers / psychology
  • Death
  • Home Care Services
  • Humans
  • Palliative Care
  • Terminal Care
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LAM, Thanh et al. Fin de vie au domicile : comment s’y prendre. In: Revue médicale suisse, 2023, vol. 19, n° 855, p. 2402–2405. doi: 10.53738/REVMED.2023.19.855.2402
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