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Erforschung und Antworten auf den vorzeitigen Todeswunsch eines Patienten mit einer schweren fortgeschrittenen Krankheit [Exploring and Responding to a Wish to Hasten Death of a patient with Advanced Illness].
Publication types: English Abstract ; Journal Article ; ReviewPublication Status: ppublish
It is not uncommon for patients with an advanced disease to express a desire to their physician to hasten their death. Recent studies show that the motivation of such a desire is multifactorial and multidimensional, including depression, physical, psycho-social and spiritual suffering, fears about the process of dying and/or misunderstandings about the options for end-of-life care. The objective of this paper is to propose to the physician how to explore the dimensions of this request and some elements to answer it.
Advance Directives, Attitude to Death, Family Practice, Humans, Motivation, Physician's Role, Risk Factors, Suicide, Assisted/psychology, Switzerland, Terminal Care/psychology
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