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État des lieux des pratiques non médicamenteuses dans les unités de soins palliatifs en France en 2019

Abstract : Introduction. Palliative care units (PCUs) are medical unitsspecialized in palliative care, for patients with complex management. Multidisciplinary teams are involved to provide a complete care for patient. We suppose that PCU offer complementary therapies. At this time, there is no inventory of these techniques. The purpose of our study is to make an inventory of non-medicated therapies in the PCUs in France in 2019. Materials and methods. We carried out a descriptive analysis of non-medicated therapies, not exhaustive, proposed to all PCUs in France. We analyzed the number of complementary therapies proposed by each PCU, according to the personnel performing the care (intervention of external personnel or member of the medical or paramedical care team). Results. All of the 57 responding PCUs offer access to at least one complementary technique. On average, 8,58 complementary therapies are offered per PCU. Some complementary therapies are mainly practiced by people outside the PCU, others are mainly performed by the PCUs medical or paramedical staff, or are performed in a mixed manner. Discussion. All responding PCUs offer access to complementary therapies in a multidisciplinary manner. Patient care is complete because it takes into account physical, psychological, social and spiritual symptoms.
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Sarah Bécel. État des lieux des pratiques non médicamenteuses dans les unités de soins palliatifs en France en 2019. Médecine humaine et pathologie. 2019. ⟨dumas-02474724⟩



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