Previously expressed wishes. Comments on legislation


Authors: J. Matějek
Authors‘ workplace: Univerzita Karlova v Praze, Rektor: Prof. RNDr. Václav Hampl, DrSc. ;  3. lékařská fakulta, Děkan: Prof. MUDr. Michal Anděl, CSc. ;  Ústav etiky, Vedoucí: Mgr. et Mgr. Marek Vácha, Ph. D.
Published in: Prakt. Lék. 2012; 92(5): 286-289
Category: Law and Medicine

Overview

This article comments a new Czech legislation of previously expressed wishes. According to the law only this wish should be respected, which is made after a consultation with general practitioner. This places great demands upon him/her. But above all, the text of law opens many questions not discussed in broad political, medical and ethical consequences. This also increases the insecurity both of patients and doctors.

Key words:
Advance directives, previously expressed wishes, autonomy of a patient


Sources

1. Council of Europe. Convention for the protection of human rights and dignity of the human being with regard to the application of biology and medicine: convention on human rights and biomedicine [on line]. [cit. 2012-02-28]. Dostupné z <http://conventions.coe.int/ Treaty/en/Treaties/Html/164.htm>.

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3. Parlament České republiky. Zákon o zdravotních službách a podmínkách jejich poskytování [on line]. [cit. 2012-05-28]. Dostupné z <http://zdravotni.praha.eu/public/dc/93/61/1333557_225886__2011_372.pdf>.

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General practitioner for children and adolescents General practitioner for adults
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