Traiter une dyspnée réfractaire : discussion éthique

Abstract : The activity of a working group on ethical questions in a regional center for the prevention of cancer is presented via a post hoc analysis of a medical case. The case observed is that of a patient with terminal cancer in a palliative care unit suffering from refractory dyspnea. The medical team relates the tension and communication difficulties with the family which mark this complex emergency situation. The various factors which had to be taken into account are analyzed from the standpoints of the doctors and the nurses involved and from a legal, sociological and psychological point of view.
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Béhara Josyane, Courtault Catherine, Dionisio Marlène, Kemp Mireille, Krakowski Ivan, et al.. Traiter une dyspnée réfractaire : discussion éthique. Médecine Palliative, Elsevier Masson, 2009, 8, pp.258-265. ⟨hal-01568753⟩



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