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Spatharakis, G.

Palliative care for heart failure in Greece

While few palliative care units are available for cancer patients in big cities of Greece, this specialized care is generally unavailable for non-cancer patients. No protocols are in use and the use of advance directives and discussions around euthanasia still represents a taboo subject for Greek families. Patients will receive standard hospital care but not necessarily psychological or social support. Terminal patients will rather finish their life in a hospital bed, a tendency that has accentuated these last decades.

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 15:12