Assistance au suicide en hôpital de soins aigus: sommes-nous prêts [Physician-assisted suicide in university hospital: are we ready?]

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serval:BIB_D869FB553C14
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Title
Assistance au suicide en hôpital de soins aigus: sommes-nous prêts [Physician-assisted suicide in university hospital: are we ready?]
Journal
Revue médicale suisse
Author(s)
Waeber G., Odier C., Foppa C., Wasserfallen J.B., Vannotti M., Mazzocato C.
ISSN
1660-9379
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2007
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
3
Number
131
Pages
2454-8, 2460
Language
french
Notes
Publication types: English Abstract ; Journal Article - Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
Assisting people to commit suicide has generated a passionate public debate. In exceptional situations, access to this support can be granted to the demanders in a hospital environment. So did the CHUV and the academic hospitals of Geneva draw up a procedure permitting, in principle, the access to an assistance to commit suicide. Two recent clinical situations experienced in the CHUV's Service of internal medicine have created a lot of discussions, doubts and revealed, sometimes, divergent positions. By the light of this clinical cases, we wished to share the perspective of the internist in charge of the ethician, of the chaplain, of the medical director, of the psychiatrist and of the palliative care responsible. Theses complex situations illustrate the deep ambivalence felt by the clinicians confronted to situations which require a multidisciplinary approach.
Keywords
Attitude to Death, Female, Hospitals, University, Humans, Internal Medicine, Male, Suicide, Assisted, Switzerland
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