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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ID Serval
serval:BIB_5786C639D01D
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Titre
Désir de mort, désir de vie et fin de vie [Desire to die, desire to live at the end of life]
Périodique
Revue Médicale Suisse
Auteur(s)
Mazzocato C., Benaroyo L.
ISSN
1660-9379
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2009
Volume
5
Numéro
203
Pages
1076-1079
Langue
français
Résumé
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.
Mots-clé
Attitude to Death, Depression/psychology, Humans, Pain/psychology, Social Support
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03/09/2009 7:25
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20/08/2019 14:11
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