The communication with the patient at the end of life

Author/s Guido Biasco, Ludovica De Panfilis
Publishing Year 2015 Issue 2015/3 Language Italian
Pages 14 P. 499-512 File size 166 KB
DOI 10.3280/RIP2015-003004
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A negative event that seriously undermines the health of an individual can be approached in different ways. In the presence of a terminal illness, communication depends also what was said - or not said - earlier. The problem of truth or silence seems to be important for this delicate stage of the life. The communication of the terminal illness runs in a number of different problems that need to be integrated into a single model that would bring together the clinical skills and genuine empathy. The ethics of communication must take into account the relationship with the patient, in a perspective of shared autonomy.

Keywords: End of life, palliative care, communication, ethics, life threatening, terminal patient.

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Guido Biasco, Ludovica De Panfilis, La comunicazione con il paziente al termine della vita in "RICERCHE DI PSICOLOGIA " 3/2015, pp 499-512, DOI: 10.3280/RIP2015-003004