2015, Number 1
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ABSTRACTPalliative care of a patient with cancer involve a number of complex decisions with ethical implications, to provide quality of life, to understand the suffering and death and always safeguard the dignity of the person. A cross-sectional, descriptive and analytical study was conducted in the Ward of Palliative Care, in "Celestino Hernández Robau” University Hospital of the Province of Villa Clara, Cuba, in the period from January to June 2012 to describe the main ethical dilemmas facing health professionals related to palliative care with oncohematologic patient care. The study sample was composed of 32 professionals, there was a predominance of specialist physicians and nursing graduate, female sex, in the fourth decade of life, almost half had religious beliefs and over twenty years experience in the most ethical position on the attitude towards death was predominant orthotanasia. The main bioethical problems in oncohematologic patient care are home-hospital death and information and communication. The ethical approach to patients with cancer is a dynamic process that requires ongoing discussion, reflection and change.
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