Revista Cubana de Salud Pública
versão On-line ISSN 0864-3466
GONZALEZ MENENDEZ, Ricardo. Relationship among the medical team, the patient and the relatives when death lies in wait. Rev Cubana Salud Pública [online]. 2006, vol.32, n.2, pp. 0-0. ISSN 0864-3466.
Taking as a basis a human situation showing the serious difficulties in communication that may exist in caring for critically ill patients and their relatives, this paper gave psychological elements that explain the high demand of human sensitivity, compassion and support from the medical team as well as their involvement and the stressing impact upon them. It also stated that health professionals and technicians must increase their concern about the humanitarian formation of the auxiliary staff since this personnel generally are not aware of the high significance of their personal potentialities at the healthcare services. Finally reflections were made to raise the conscience of the health team that this is one of the medical assistance situations requiring the highest expression of medical vocation which every health worker has in greater or lesser extent
Palavras-chave : Health team-patient-relative relationship; characteristics in critical cases; medical ethics.