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Ethical issues arising from the requirement to provide written information in palliative care.

Abstract : French Healthcare Networks aim to help healthcare workers take care of patients by improving co-operation, co-ordination and the continuity of care. When applied to palliative care in the home, they facilitate overall care, including medical, social and psychological aspects. French legislation in 2002 required that an information document explaining the functioning of the Network should be given to patients when they enter a Healthcare Network. Ethical problems arise from this legislation with regard to providing terminal patients with explicit information upon their entry into the palliative phase of the disease, and requiring them to sign the document. It highlights the limitations of this practice, and the gap between the legislation and the nature of the physician-patient relationship in palliative care.
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Isabelle Plu, Grégoire Moutel, Irène Purssell-François, Nathanaël Lapidus, Françoise Ellien, et al.. Ethical issues arising from the requirement to provide written information in palliative care.. Palliat Med, 2007, 21 (1), pp.55-57. ⟨10.1177/0269216306073699⟩. ⟨inserm-00123318⟩

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