Charles-Henri Rapin

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In 1991 a debate at the European Parliament on euthanasia stimulated discussion at all levels in Europe. Subsequently, the Board of Directors of the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) organized a working session together with two experts to help them clarify the position the organization should adopt towards euthanasia. The experts collaborated(More)
Hip fractures are a major cause of burden associated with osteoporosis in terms of mortality, disability, and costs. Many studies reveal an increase of the age-adjusted hip fracture incidence but long-term data on secular changes in women and men within a well-defined community are still rare. From 1991 to 2000, 4115 hip fractures were recorded in Geneva in(More)
The aim of the study was to identify the perception health professionals in palliative care had of end of life conflicts. The nature of t he conflicts,their prevalence, intensity, causes andeffects were specially addressed. Furthermore proposals of possible solutions of conflicts were investigated. A cross-sectional study was done through a(More)
Osteoporosis is widely recognized as a major problem in public health. The most dramatic expression of this disease is represented by fractures ofthe proximal fémur. In this chapter we shall consider the problem of malnutrition that can be observed in elderly patients with hip fracture and présent two prospective studies indicating that daily oral dietary(More)
To evaluate the extent and the quality of the research related to End of life conflicts in palliative care from 1995 to 2004. Accessible Literature of several electronic data bases (BDSP, Cinhal, Cochrane, Francis, Medline, Psychinfo, Saphir, Scopus and Web of science) as well as the grey literature. Studies published in French and English between 1995 and(More)
BACKGROUND Morphinofobia among the general population (GP) and among health care professionals (HP) is not without danger for the patients: it may lead to the inappropriate management of debilitating pain. The aim of our study was to explore among GP and HP the representation and attitudes concerning the use of morphine in health care. METHODS A(More)
We studied 39,896 hip fractures that occurred in Quebec during 10 years. We found an increase in the incidence of hip fracture during this period. Demographical or anthropologic factors (such as smoking, alcohol consumption, residential placement), seasonal variations or socioeconomic factors alone could not give a satisfactory explanation for such an(More)