2011
DOI: 10.1590/s1413-81232011000700012
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Abstract: Dilemas sobre o fim-da-vida: informações sobre a prática médica nas UTIsDilemmas of the end-of-life: information about the medical practice in the ICUs

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“…However, a study on Brazilian Intensive Care Units (ICU) showed that intensivist professionals avoid registering some procedures, admitting that they omit information in the medical record, either for considering them unnecessary, or for fearing of punishment by the code of ethics and/or criminal law. In addition to the lack of hospital protocols of procedures regarding a patient without hope of cure, such as limitation of vital support, the absence of a clear legislation on the subject contributes to the insecurity of health professionals to carry out their records ( 18 ) , enhancing the ethical problems in environments of health care to oncological patients.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
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“…However, a study on Brazilian Intensive Care Units (ICU) showed that intensivist professionals avoid registering some procedures, admitting that they omit information in the medical record, either for considering them unnecessary, or for fearing of punishment by the code of ethics and/or criminal law. In addition to the lack of hospital protocols of procedures regarding a patient without hope of cure, such as limitation of vital support, the absence of a clear legislation on the subject contributes to the insecurity of health professionals to carry out their records ( 18 ) , enhancing the ethical problems in environments of health care to oncological patients.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…However, technological advances in medicine sometimes make inaccurate the limit of therapeutic possibilities. The devices that extend life, the extraordinary means applied to the maintenance of biological functions, the duty to make every effort to prevent death, using all means available, created the theoretical possibility to indefinitely delay the moment in which it is possible to recognize the limits of science and technology in the maintenance of life ( 18 ) .…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Entre os familiares, 37 (37%) julgaram muito importante e 57 (57%) importante, 5 (5%) pouco importante e 1 (1%) nada importante. 6 orienta o médico a levar em consideração as vontades do paciente portador de doença incurável e terminal 6 , mas a ausência de norma específica poderia causar o temor de um ato ilícito 8 . Assim, infere-se que uma norma regulamentadora específica no âmbito da Ética Médica sobre ONR preencheria essa lacuna e traria mais segurança aos médicos.…”
Section: Metodologiaunclassified
“…. Entretanto, mesmo não sendo oficialmente reconhecida, tal conduta é adotada na prática hospitalar 7,8 ,. Em geral, são ordens médicas verbais e informais de não reanimação, emitidas sem esclarecimento e obtenção de consentimento prévio, possivelmente para evitar desgaste emocional do paciente e da família 9 .…”
Section: Introductionunclassified
“…Outros estudos investigaram a questão da morte no contexto da UTI [11][12][13][14] . Objetivaram avaliar e verificar a conduta e decisões de médicos intensivistas diante da morte de pacientes terminais, enfocando, sobretudo, os aspectos relacionados aos dilemas suscitados pela possibilidade de controle da vida humana por meio das biotecnologias presentes no contexto da UTI.…”
Section: Introductionunclassified