Ciro Augusto Floriani

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This article investigates some of the criticisms that have been directed at the hospice movement in the process of interaction with the traditional Western healthcare system, such as those relative to its routinization and medicalization. It also aims to review some of the consequences of this process of institutionalisation for the field of end-of-life(More)
The purpose of this article is to characterize the notion of a "good death" both historically and conceptually, grounding the philosophy of the modern hospice movement. This concept encompasses elements originating in ancient societies, such as peasant societies, where death was prepared for and shared socially, with ethical and aesthetic elements(More)
OBJECTIVES To conceptualize palliative care and its indications in Pediatrics; to describe the difficulties involved in the delivery of such care at home for technology-dependent children; and to analyze, from a bioethical perspective, the moral dilemmas of palliative care assistance. SOURCES A literature review of palliative care for technology-dependent(More)
The kind of care delivered to patients with advanced and terminal diseases has been under intense debate in the specialized literature. This paper describes and analyzes, on the basis of a bibliographic review, medical care practices at the end of life, with special emphasis to palliative care, a model expanding worldwide. It analyzes, from the perspective(More)
Cancer presents high prevalence and mortality rates among elderly Brazilians, and family members provide meaningful care, especially during terminal illness. A literature review focused on the impact for families and the physical, psychological, social, and economic burden for family caregivers of seniors with advanced cancer, as well as related(More)
Home care for the elderly has become an important health care tool in both developed and developing countries. However, several ethical, social, and operational concerns have received insufficient attention, and the Brazilian literature on this theme is limited. Starting with a bibliographic review on home care, this paper takes a bioethical approach to(More)
Palliative care, a model in end-of-life care, is currently undergoing expansion in Brazil. This article emphasizes the need to implement palliative care in primary health care, with an important role in end-of-life care, especially in areas without specialized palliative-care teams. The article discusses key aspects in the organization of this treatment(More)
Reports focusing on biomedical principlism and the role of anaesthesiologists in palliative care are rare. We present the case of a newborn with multiple craniofacial anomalies and a diagnosis of ADAM "sequence," in which surgical removal of placental adhesions to the dura mater and the correction of meningocele was not indicated due to the very short life(More)
Hospitality is commonly referred as one of the meanings of hospes, the Latin word which is also the root of hospice. This article explores the semantics of the word hospice - the seal of identity of modern hospice movement - and attempts to integrate the meaning of hospitality into the modern hospice movement, understood as unconditional reception.(More)
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