[The project of a law concerning patients' rights at the end of life].

@article{Lemaire2005ThePO,
  title={[The project of a law concerning patients' rights at the end of life].},
  author={François Lemaire},
  journal={Presse medicale},
  year={2005},
  volume={34 7},
  pages={525-8}
}
A bill about Patients' rights and the end of life was adopted unanimously by the National Assembly on November 30, 2004. Article 1 provides that the physician is not obligated to continue treatment "when the latter appears futile, disproportional and has no effect other than artificially maintaining the patient's life". Article 2 recognizes that painkillers administered at high doses to terminally ill patients may as a side effect "shorten the patient's life". Conscious patients and the… CONTINUE READING