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    Assessment of the Capacity to Consent to Treatment in Patients Admitted to Acute Medical Wards.Sylfa Fassassi, Yanik Bianchi, Friedrich Stiefel & Gérard Waeber - 2009 - BMC Medical Ethics 10 (1):15-.
    BackgroundAssessment of capacity to consent to treatment is an important legal and ethical issue in daily medical practice. In this study we carefully evaluated the capacity to consent to treatment in patients admitted to an acute medical ward using an assessment by members of the medical team, the specific Silberfeld's score, the MMSE and an assessment by a senior psychiatrist.MethodsOver a 3 month period, 195 consecutive patients of an internal medicine ward in a university hospital were included and their capacity (...)
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    Speaking From the Inside: Challenges Faced by Communication Researchers Investigating Disease-Related Issues in a Hospital Setting.Céline Bourquin, Friedrich Stiefel & Pascal Singy - 2015 - Journal of Medical Humanities 36 (3):251-255.
    This commentary came from within the framework of integrating the humanities in medicine and from accompanying research on disease-related issues by teams involving clinicians and researchers in medical humanities. The purpose is to reflect on the challenges faced by researchers when conducting emotionally laden research and on how they impact observations and subsequent research findings. This commentary is furthermore a call to action since it promotes the institutionalization of a supportive context for medical humanities researchers who have not been trained (...)
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  3. On Symptom Control When Death is Near.Friedrich Stiefel & Eduardo Bruera - forthcoming - Journal of Palliative Care.
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    Psychostimulants for Hypoactive-Hypoalert Delirium?Friedrich Stiefel & Eduardo Bruera - forthcoming - Journal of Palliative Care.