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Percepção de enfermeiras intensivistas de hospital regional sobre distanásia, eutanásia e ortotanásia. Article (PDF Available) · December with 32 Reads. Nenhum enfermeiro soube conceituar eutanásia, metade conceituou distanásia e apenas um terço a ortotanásia. Do total, 65,39% reconhecem algum desses. Eutanasia e distanasia. In Costa, S. I. F., G. Oselka and V. Bottle, eds., Iniciacao a Bioetica. Brasilia: Conselho Federal de Medicina, pp. Mello, A. G.

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Services on Demand Journal. For this reason, a recent FMC resolution on end-of-life is so crucial.


An exploratory and descriptive study of a qualitative nature was carried out through questionnaires applied to eight nurses working in Intensive Care Units. Fears grounded in possible administrative Regional Medical Councils or legal repercussions, as well as ambiguous interpretations of religious precepts, partially explain this reluctance which often results in unnecessary prolonging of patient suffering.

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The FMC enacted a Resolution in which, upon establishing the criteria for brain death took into consideration distannasia Abstract Ethical issues surrounding brain death and end-of-life have not been afforded in Brazil the same attention as in many developed countries.

The objective of this study was to analyze the perception of intensive care nurses on the concepts of dysthanasia, euthanasia and orthothanasia and the possible bioethical implications for care. The answer is not straightforward. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy.

In such cases, ascertainment of brain death is often not followed by suspension of ventilation support and other life-prolonging disranasia. This scenario, which is definitely not restricted to only pediatric PICUs, is cause for concern, and the FMC is working on the enactment of a normative resolution which will contribute toward definitively clarifying that criteria for brain death are valid in all situations, not being dependent on possible organ and tissue donation.


However, remote access to EBSCO’s databases from non-subscribing institutions is not allowed if the purpose of the use is for commercial gain diztanasia cost reduction or eutabasia for a non-subscribing institution.

Many doctors believe that the Medical Ethics Code 9 takes an opposing stance to any manner of restricting treatment to terminal patients.

Gabriel Oselka 1 and Reinaldo Ayer de Oliveira 2. This situation is not peculiar to Brazil, it does however appear to be more common among us than in many developed countries.

The Resolution also stipulates that brain death must have resulted from an irreversible process and a known cause, and that the clinical parameters to be observed in ascertaining brain death are: Despite the evident ethical and legal agreement regarding brain death, in practice these cases continue to be a source of doubt and controversy in Brazil.

Palliative care; Nursing care; Bioethics; Intensive care units. Cuidado e Fundamental is the property of Revista de Pesquisa: Ethical issues surrounding brain death and end-of-life have not been afforded in Brazil the same attention as in many developed countries.

The selected studies did not address only euthanasia but included the end of one’s life, palliative care, dystanasia, orthothanasia, and other actors involved in the decision-making process about one’s death. The key point is to assess — and this is a joint decision between the doctor and the patients or those representing them — over whether a given intervention prolonging life in that case will benefit the patient.

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Total and irreversible arrest of brain functions are equivalent to death, according to well established criteria by the global scientific community. This law was promulgated in February and states that removal post mortemof tissues, organs or parts of the human body destined for transplant or treatment must be preceded by diagnosed brain death, according to the clinical and technological criteria set forth by resolution of the Federal Medical Council.


Attempting to understand the factors behind doctors not offering patients in terminal phases of severe and incurable sickness the options the doctors deem best, constitutes part of the absolutely indispensable process of involving not only doctors and other health professionals, but also society as a whole, in discussing a situation which is currently clearly not working in the best interests of our patients.

There are also other important aspects addressed in the resolution. The themes that emerged from the responses were identified and analyzed based on literature. Perception of intensive care nurses in regional hospital on dysthanasia, euthanasia and orthothanasia.

National Center for Biotechnology InformationU. This resolution set forth that: Silva Nei Moreira da. Journal List Dement Neuropsychol v. In the context of organ donation for organ and tissue transplant this presents no great obstacle: Moritz RD, Pamplona F.

This is an exceptional situation amidst the numerous ethical dilemmas in our milieu.

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The FMC enacted a Resolution in which, upon establishing the criteria for brain death took into consideration that:. J Ped Rio J ; Fear of legal repercussions of suspending or limiting treatment is a more complex discussion. Find articles by Reinaldo Ayer de Oliveira.