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Families and End-of-Life Treatment Decisions- An International Perspective - Brigitte Feuillet

DATE DE SORTIE: 16/07/2013
ISBN: 978-2-8027-4066-7
AUTEUR: Brigitte Feuillet

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"The book of life is the supreme book that we can neither close nor reopen at will". This quotation from Lamartine, the French poet, once a perfect illustration of neither the close of life in bygone societies, can no longer be said to apply. In fact, today, in one out of two cases in our modern societies, it is the medical team who closes this book without any intention of cutting life short. Generally, however, the physicians do not make this decision alone. While a competent patient increasingly participates in medical decisions, including when it's a matter of life or death, those nearest to him (usually the family but not always) endorse this responsibility once he becomes incapable of expressing his wishes. Many questions surround not only this concept of "nearest and dearest", or "loved ones", but aise their roles and legitimacy. Whether they act as the patients Iegal representative, authorised agent or trustee, or if they are stripped of all legal power, will the "doved one" be simply consulted by the caregivers on the presumed wishes of the patient regarding end-of-life choices ? Or must they guarantee him a genuine right of self-determination ? To this end, will they be granted a right of information only about the patients condition, or even access to his medical records ? Will their role be affected by the existence of living wills drawn up by the patient in question ? The outcome of debates between legal experts and physicians, philosophers and sociologists from seventeen countries, the chapters in this book analyse the current status and role of these relatives (and non- relatives) close to the patient at the end of life. Numerous European national laws are thus compared and are also benchmarked against other practices, in North and South America, in Africa and in some Asian countries. Beyond the legal, cultural and ethical differences that clearly separate these various traditions, a recurrent question arises: more than providing paternalistic protection, does the "loved one" not always have to ensure respect for what "their patient" would have wanted, thus guaranteeing up to the end of his lite a basic right, namely his decision-making autonomy ? If this book demonstrates the difficulty of such a task in different contexts, it also attempts to pave the way to a more humanistic approach across cultures to advocate respect for the patient at the very end of his lite.

...ica, in Africa and in some Asian countries ... Family Perspectives on End-of-Life Care Experiences in ... ... . Get this from a library! Families and end-of-life treatment decisions : an international perspective. [Brigitte Feuillet; Kristina Orfali; Thérèse Callus; Mark Siegler;] -- ""The book of life is the supreme book that we can neither close nor reopen at will.""This quotation from Lamartine, the French poet, once a perfect illustration of the end of life in bygone ... Librairie Eyrolles - Librairie en lign ... (PDF) B. Feuillet, K. Orfali, T. Callus ( eds), Families ... ... ... Librairie Eyrolles - Librairie en ligne spécialisée (Informatique, Graphisme, Construction, Photo, Management...) et généraliste. Vente de livres numériques. Families and End-of-Life Treatment Decisions. An International Perspective . By Brigitte Feuillet-Le Mintier. Abstract. Who are the people who are with us when we find ourselves at the end of our life ? Although family members continue to play an undeniable role, other people outside the family, such as nominated representatives, are accorded a rol Topics: End-of-Life, Families, [SHS.DROIT ... Book review: Families and End-of-Life Treatment Decisions: An International Perspective Article (PDF Available) in Medical law international Volume 14(Issue 3):179 · November 2014 with 162 Reads Until the last half century death was a private, usually spiritual or religious event involving family and friends. However, it has changed drastically and is now often public and technological. The severity of illness of hospitalised patients has Few studies have examined proxy decision-making regarding end-of-life treatment decisions. Proxy accuracy is defined as whether proxy treatment choices are consistent with the expressed wishes of their index elder. The purpose of this study was to examine proxy accuracy in relation to ...