Unreasonable obstinacy (or therapeutic relentlessness)

During the stay in the intensive care unit, the evolution of the state of health of the patient can lead to wonder about the validity of the current treatments.

The lack of expected benefit despite heavy and aggressives cares for the patient may lead to limiting the use of treatments, interrupt others, or even be limited to treatments ensuring comfort.

These decisions of « limitation and cessation of active therapies » are taken in a concerted manner with the entire health care team, taking into account the expressed wishes of the patient and informing precisely those around him.

These decisions are re-evaluated every day according to the evolution of the patient's condition.