Cadernos de Saúde Pública
Print version ISSN 0102-311X
Death is an implicit subject in both health practice and health professionals' training. There is a tendency by health professionals to reduce this analysis merely to technical aspects. This paper analyzes the importance of adopting quality care at the end of life as a guide for public health care. We highlight relevant aspects for training health professionals to respect moral differences and to be prepared to discuss their own points of view.
Keywords : Hospice Care; Health Policy; Quality of Life; Bioethics.