Revista de otorrinolaringología y cirugía de cabeza y cuello
versión ISSN 0718-4816
CELEDON L, Carlos. Reflections of ethical aspects terminal cancer. Rev. Otorrinolaringol. Cir. Cabeza Cuello [online]. 2012, vol.72, n.2, pp. 181-186. ISSN 0718-4816. doi: 10.4067/S0718-48162012000200013.
The terminal cancer patient head and neck are a patient, apart from suffering from the cancer itself, adds aesthetic and functional effects of their own treatment (chemotherapy radiotherapy and surgery) and tumour growth. We present a case report and ethical analysis is based on principles of maximum (autonomy and justice) and minimum (beneficence and non maleficence). It reflect on what the patient's dignity and the concept of person.
Palabras clave : Case report; terminal patient; ethical evaluation.