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End-of-Life Practices in France under the Claeys-Leonetti Law: Report of Three Cases in the Oncology Unit.


de Nonneville A, Chabal T, Tuzzolino V, Fichaux M, Salas S


On February 2, 2016, the French government enacted the Claeys-Leonetti law introducing the right to deep and continuous sedation and forbade euthanasia for end-of-life patients. This article reports the first descriptions of this kind of intervention at the final stage of life of 3 patients and highlights the need of patient-centered goals and the importance of close collaboration between the patient, family, and medical and paramedical team to achieve a higher quality of final palliative care.

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