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Vivere e morire in Terapia Intensiva

Quotidianità in Bioetica e Medicina Palliativa
  • Angelo Raffaele De Gaudio,
  • Iacopo Lanini,

Intensive Care is the ward on which patients are assisted by the most sophisticated technologies and where the medical and nursing staff have to deal with two different problems, day in day out: on one hand the necessity to intervene in order to 'save', and on the other the necessity to avoid futile care with the consequent and useless extension of life. The situation is particularly complex and makes decisions difficult, also because often the patient is not in the condition to decide autonomously and the family members become the only custodians of his or her values and preferences. This publication deals with this topic by analysing some fundamental principles of bioethics and palliative medicine which, day after day, condition the choices of those who treat and take care of the patients living in the reality of an intensive care ward.

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Angelo Raffaele De Gaudio

University of Florence, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0002-9076-0892

Iacopo Lanini

University of Florence, Italy

Raffaele De Gaudio, full professor at the University of Florence, is director of the Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care ward in the Oncological Department of Careggi University Hospital. Since 2004 he has coordinated the Masters in Palliative Medicine promoted by the University of Florence. He is currently president of the Società Italiana di Terapia Intensiva.

Iacopo Lanini is psychologist and post-doctoral researcher at the University of Florence. He works at the Hospice delle Oblate (on the FILE palliative therapy foundation team) and at the Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care ward in the Oncological Department of Careggi University Hospital. He coordinates the scientific secretariat of the Masters in Palliative Medicine promoted by the University of Florence.
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Book Title

Vivere e morire in Terapia Intensiva

Book Subtitle

Quotidianità in Bioetica e Medicina Palliativa

Authors

Angelo Raffaele De Gaudio, Iacopo Lanini

Peer Reviewed

Number of Pages

126

Publication Year

2013

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© 2013 Author(s)

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CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 IT

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CC0 1.0

Publisher Name

Firenze University Press

DOI

10.36253/978-88-6655-355-7

ISBN Print

978-88-6655-354-0

eISBN (pdf)

978-88-6655-355-7

eISBN (epub)

978-88-6655-356-4

eISBN (xml)

978-88-9273-518-7

Series Title

Strumenti per la didattica e la ricerca

Series Issn

2704-6249

Series E-Issn

2704-5870

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