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Titolo:
ETHICAL CARE AT THE END OF LIFE
Autore:
LATIMER EJ;
Indirizzi:
HENDERSON GEN HOSP,PALLIAT CARE OFF,711 CONCESS ST E HAMILTON ON L8V 1C3 CANADA MCMASTER UNIV,DEPT FAMILY MED HAMILTON ON L8S 4L8 CANADA HAMILTON HLTH SCI CORP,PALLIAT CARE & PAIN MANAGEMENT HAMILTON ON CANADA
Titolo Testata:
CMAJ. Canadian Medical Association journal
fascicolo: 13, volume: 158, anno: 1998,
pagine: 1741 - 1747
SICI:
0820-3946(1998)158:13<1741:ECATEO>2.0.ZU;2-W
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
CLINICAL-PRACTICE; DYING PATIENTS; EUTHANASIA; CODE; ILL;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Science Citation Index Expanded
Citazioni:
30
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Citazione:
E.J. Latimer, "ETHICAL CARE AT THE END OF LIFE", CMAJ. Canadian Medical Association journal, 158(13), 1998, pp. 1741-1747

Abstract

IN TREATING DYING PATIENTS, who by virtue of their physical and emotional situation are frail and vulnerable, physicians must meet a high standard of professional, ethical care. Such a standard is based upon aphilosophy of care that recognizes the patients' inherent worth as human beings and their uniqueness as individuals. The ethical and virtuous physician will practise in accordance with the principles of biomedical ethics that form the foundations of thought and treatment approaches in this area and will seek to do the best for the patient and the family. ''Doing the best'' includes respecting autonomy through gentletruth-telling, helping the patient and family to set treatment goals,and providing for symptom control, continuing attentive care and accompaniment throughout the course of the illness. Total care includes physical, emotional and spiritual aspects, is sensitive to cultural values and is best provided by an interdisciplinary team. Practices of symptom control in routine care and in crisis situations, as well as the cessation and non-initiation of treatment, will have as their goals the relief and comfort of the patient. The ethical physician will not act with the intention of bringing about the death of the patient, whether by ordering medication in excess of that required for symptom control, administering a lethal injection or any other means.

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