UNIGE document Scientific Article
previous document  unige:99769  next document
add to browser collection
Title

Admission aux soins intensifs d’un patient en soins palliatifs : enjeux et facteurs influençant la décision

Authors
Published in Revue médicale suisse. 2017, vol. 13, no. 548, p. 323-325
Abstract Palliative care patients have limited prospects of survival and the benefit of intensive care is uncertain. To make a decision there are considerations other than survival probabilities. Patients should receive appropriate care and be spared suffering. End of life in the intensive care unit has an impact on families, who may develop psychological problems or complicated grief. End of life care can be a source of conflicts and cause burnout in health providers. Finally, intensive care is an expensive resource, which must be fairly allocated. In these complex situations, patient preferences help make a decision. However, they have often not been discussed with the physicians. General practitioners have a role to play by promoting advance care planning with their patients.
Identifiers
PMID: 28708342
Full text
Article (Published version) (106 Kb) - document accessible for UNIGE members only Limited access to UNIGE (until 2018-10-18)
Structures
Research group Groupe Desmeules Jules (pharmacologie/toxicologie) (567)
Citation
(ISO format)
ESCHER, Monica, NENDAZ, Mathieu, RICOU, Bara. Admission aux soins intensifs d’un patient en soins palliatifs : enjeux et facteurs influençant la décision. In: Revue médicale suisse, 2017, vol. 13, n° 548, p. 323-325. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:99769

42 hits

0 download

Update

Deposited on : 2017-11-28

Export document
Format :
Citation style :