Ventilation non invasive et insuffisance respiratoire chronique d'origine neuromusculaire: implications pour l'intensiviste. Aspects médico-légaux
Revue médicale suisse 2010 Dec 15; 6(275): 2396, 2398-400
The legal frame in which chronic mechanical ventilation is placed in Switzerland and France is discussed in this article. Safety of the patients and responsibility of caregivers are considered. We also discuss the ethical and legal aspects of the end-of-life of these patients, particularly when they decide that mechanical ventilation must be interrupted because they do not more tolerate their poor quality of life, and when they deliberately decide to die.
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Ventilation Non Invasive Et Insuffisance Respiratoire Chronique d'origine Neuromusculaire: Implications Pour l'intensiviste. Aspects Ethiques Chevrolet, Jean-Claude; Janssens, Jean-Paul; Adler, Dan (2010-12-15)Non-invasive mechanical ventilation in patients with chronic neuromuscular disorders is an effective tool for treating dyspnea or sleep disturbances often observed in such patients. So, NIV has to be considered as a ...