IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/
MyIDEAS: Login to save this paper or follow this series

End-of-life medical decisions in France

  • Sophie Pennec
  • Alain Monnier
  • Silvia Pontone
  • Régis Aubry

In France, almost half of deaths (48% in 2010) are preceded by a medical decision that may hasten death. But only in 1% of cases are drugs administered to deliberately end life. The large majority of decisions taken are based on the provisions of the Leonetti Act, which enables physicians, under specific circumstances,to withhold or withdraw treatment or to administer drugs in order to alleviate pain or symptoms that may have the effect of hastening death. However, the legal provisions governing these decisions are still not always fully known or complied with: end-of-life decisions are not always discussed with the patients and medical teams, and very few patients draw up advance directives, as recommended in the Leonetti Act, to express their wishes to the physicians responsible for their care.

If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.

File URL: http://www.ined.fr/fichier/t_publication/1618/publi_pdf2_pesa494.pdf
Our checks indicate that this address may not be valid because: 404 Not Found. If this is indeed the case, please notify (Ined)


Download Restriction: no

Paper provided by Institut National d'Études Démographiques (INED) in its series Population and Societies with number 494.

as
in new window

Length:
Date of creation: Nov 2012
Date of revision:
Handle: RePEc:idg:posoce:494
Contact details of provider: Postal: 133 boulevard Davout, 75980 PARIS CEDEX 20
Phone: 33 1 56 06 20 00
Fax: 33 1 56062229
Web page: http://www.ined.fr/en/resources_documentation/publications/pop_soc/
Email:


More information through EDIRC

No references listed on IDEAS
You can help add them by filling out this form.

This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:idg:posoce:494. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Ined)

If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

This information is provided to you by IDEAS at the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis using RePEc data.