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Currently more and more patients with cancer will be treated at home, especially at the final stage of their disease. Relatives and nursing services will therefore be confronted with acute emergency situations concerning these patients. The handling of these acute situations may be beyond the relatives' coping capacity. For that reason the pre-hospital(More)
BACKGROUND General out-patient palliative care (GOPC) must be integrated into the care of patients with life-limiting diseases. Aim of the study was to evaluate experiences of general practitioners concerning advance directives and palliative emergency sheets. METHODS A self-provided survey was mailed to all general practitioners in Regensburg(More)
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  • Fortschritte der Neurologie-Psychiatrie
  • 2011
The perspective of having to "vegetate" in a so-called persistent vegetative state over an indefinite period of time is regarded as unacceptable by many people. How to operationalise and enforce the patients "right of self-determination" in such cases is a subject of current medical and ethical debate. In addition, there is great uncertainty about how far(More)
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