La ortotanasia o muerte digna, designa la actuación correcta ante la muerte por parte de quienes atienden al que sufre una enfermedad. 3 jul. doente terminal morte cerebral eutanásia, distanásia e ortotanásia. Eutanásia Francis Bacon eu (bom) thanatos (morte) “No tratamento. Resumen El objetivo de este estudio es analizar la percepción de enfermeras intensivistas sobre los conceptos de la distanasia, eutanasia y ortotanasia, y las .

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It was concluded that although nurses understood these three concepts relating to terminal illness and recognized their importance for the provision of care, from the responses cistanasia it could not be inferred that the principles of orthothanasia were actually present in routine care, which can negatively influence the quality of such care.


Palliative care; Nursing care; Bioethics; Intensive care units. An exploratory and descriptive study of a qualitative nature was carried out through questionnaires applied to eight nurses working in Intensive Care Units.

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With this confusing horizon, let us analyze the points of view which are for or against euthanasia. Each one of them hopes to define, know, and possess the phenomenon of death.

Perception of intensive care nurses in regional hospital on dysthanasia, euthanasia and orthothanasia.

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The origin of this situation lies in the etymology of euthanasia which just means “good death,” which is sufficiently ambiguous and neutral, generating all kinds of interpretations. The speeches about death and dying are diverse and heterogenous, and they do not always coincide and they never complement each other completely. The themes that emerged from the responses were ejtanasia and analyzed based on literature.


Because if we follow the concept of euthanasia to the word, we follow the concept of euthanasia to the word, we can state that we all want a good death, therefore we all should ask for euthanasia. However, remote access to EBSCO’s databases from non-subscribing institutions is not allowed if the purpose of the use is for commercial gain through cost reduction or avoidance for a non-subscribing institution.


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Remote access to EBSCO’s databases is permitted to patrons of subscribing institutions accessing from remote locations for personal, non-commercial use. This abstract may be abridged. The results showed that nurses understood the concepts of dysthanasia, euthanasia and orthothanasia correctly, but could not carry out practical care based on the principles of orthothanasia, and demonstrated difficulty in defining the ortotanadia bioethical principles that should direct care.

One of the first problems euthanasia has from its origins is dishanasia of the great quantity of concepts, types and subtitles there are. The objective of this study was to analyze the perception of intensive care nurses on the concepts of dysthanasia, euthanasia and orthothanasia and the possible bioethical implications for care.