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Revista médica de Chile

versão impressa ISSN 0034-9887

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DUCLOS H, Jaime. Death as a moment of peace and trust. Rev. méd. Chile [online]. 2005, vol.133, n.8, pp.983-986. ISSN 0034-9887.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0034-98872005000800016.

A young woman with aphagia, probably caused by an esophageal cancer that could not be confirmed, is reported. Fully respecting the will of the patient at the end of her life, palliative care measures were instituted, even though the diagnosis was uncertain. This case emphasizes the integrative role of internists and the difficulty of making decisions about life and death without being in close touch with desires of our patients

Palavras-chave : Death; Empathy; Ethics; medical; Palliative care.

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