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L’ombre de la mort dans l’information du patient

Abstract : What role does the specter of death play when the patients are informed about their condition? By observing medical consultations in the hospital environment, we can highlight the role played by death in doctors’ decisions concerning what can be said to patients. In this article, we examine the motivations behind the information and show that, beyond the psychological explanations generally provided, the logics that underpin doctor behavior come from various other registers: ethical, therapeutic, and social.
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Sylvie Fainzang. L’ombre de la mort dans l’information du patient. Psycho-Oncologie, Springer, 2016, 10 (1), pp.17-22. ⟨hal-03479176⟩



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