Ervaringen en wensen van familieleden bij het omgaan met een verzoek om levensbeëindiging in de psychiatrie een checklist voorbehandelaars

E. Ettema, C. Gijsbers van Wijk, S. Hulst, G. Widdershoven

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BACKGROUND: In the Netherlands, Increasing attention is being paid to psychiatric patients with a request for termination of life. One discussion related to this is the role of the family. However, the experiences and wishes of the family regarding their involvement in dealing with a psychiatric patient's request for termination of life, are not yet well documented. AIM: To investigate the experiences and wishes of families regarding their role In dealing with the psychiatric patient's request for termination of life, and to develop a checklist for physicians to adequately Involve the family in the process of dealing with such a request. METHOD: The experiences and wishes of families regarding their role in dealing with a psychiatric patient's request for termination of life were investigated in a focus group meeting with family members. Based on the results, recommendations were formulated for physicians and their feasibility was tested in a dialogue group of family members and caregivers. Finally, the results were discussed in a focus group of family members to develop a checklist for physicians to involve the family in dealing with a psychiatric patient's request for termination of life. RESULTS: Family members prefer that physicians: 1. involve the family in the process and understand the impact of the situation on family members; 2. discuss expectations and explore the wishes of the family; 3. make use of the knowledge and expertise of the family in order to understand the patient in the context of his/her life; 4. support the family and provide after care, and jointly evaluate the process.The recommendations were consolidated in a checklist for physicians about involving the family in dealing with a psychiatric patient's request for termination of life. CONCLUSION: It Is expected that application of the recommendations and the checklist will promote adequate Involvement of the family in dealing with a psychiatric patient's request for termination of life.
Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)32-40
JournalTijdschrift voor Psychiatrie
Volume61
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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Ervaringen en wensen van familieleden bij het omgaan met een verzoek om levensbeëindiging in de psychiatrie een checklist voorbehandelaars. / Ettema, E.; van Wijk, C. Gijsbers; Hulst, S.; Widdershoven, G.

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