Désir de mort, désir de vie et fin de vie [Desire to die, desire to live at the end of life]

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serval:BIB_5786C639D01D
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Title
Désir de mort, désir de vie et fin de vie [Desire to die, desire to live at the end of life]
Journal
Revue Médicale Suisse
Author(s)
Mazzocato C., Benaroyo L.
ISSN
1660-9379
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2009
Volume
5
Number
203
Pages
1076-1079
Language
french
Abstract
Since a couple of years, physicians are confronted with an increasing request of end of life patients asking for a dying facilitated process. The reasons for this are multiple and complex. Existential suffering, increased by depression, a feeling of loss of meaning or dignity and/or being a burden, seems to be a significant factor. Social isolation and physical symptoms seem to be only contributory. The identification of "protecting elements" such as spiritual well-being or a preserved sense of dignity offers new opportunities for care. Providing a space for dialogue by exploring the patient's expectations and fears, his knowledge of care options available at the end of life, his own resources and difficulties frequently contribute to decrease suffering.
Keywords
Attitude to Death, Depression/psychology, Humans, Pain/psychology, Social Support
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