Revista de otorrinolaringología y cirugía de cabeza y cuello
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ARANCIBIA SILVA, Margarita. Thoughts on dealing with suffering in mentally ill patients affected by a severe disease. Rev. Otorrinolaringol. Cir. Cabeza Cuello [online]. 2007, vol.67, n.2, pp. 149-152. ISSN 0718-4816. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-48162007000200009.
In the course of medical practice, physicians are often confronted with ethical and moral dilemmas. Dealing with suffering in mentally ill patients affected by a severe disease poses one such dilemma. Doctor/patient relationship, respect for bioethical principles, and ethical issues in treating these patients are discussed