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Accompagnement de fin de vie aux soins intensifs

Published in Revue médicale suisse. 2011, vol. 7, no. 321, p. 2440-3
Abstract In intensive care units, death occurs after a medical decision of treatment limitation in a great majority of patients. In this context, taking care of the patient and his relatives is ethically, practically and emotionally complex. End of life is a well known factor of conflict, burnout and stress among medical and nursing teams in the ICU. The recommendations described in the following article are expected to clarify the roles and practices of the professionals involved in end of life procedures in the ICU.
Keywords AlgorithmsAnalgesics/therapeutic useDecision Making/physiologyHumansHypnotics and Sedatives/therapeutic useIntensive Care Units/ethics/legislation & jurisprudence/trendsPalliative Care/methodsProfessional-Family RelationsResuscitation Orders/ethics/legislation & jurisprudenceTerminal Care/ethics/legislation & jurisprudence/methods/trendsWithholding Treatment/ethics/legislation & jurisprudence
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GARDAZ, Valérie Francine, DOLL, Sébastien, RICOU, Bara. Accompagnement de fin de vie aux soins intensifs. In: Revue médicale suisse, 2011, vol. 7, n° 321, p. 2440-3. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:25275

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