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Medical care: interfering in people's life. Is it a right? A duty? What are the limits? Volume 15, issue 2, Février 2019

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Ancien maître de conférences libre de médecine générale, UFR de Bobigny, 559 rue Pipe Souris, 77350 Le Mée-sur-Seine
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Interfering in the lives of people in order to treat them is relevant every time there is an identified danger. Measuring this danger, and thus legitimizing the intervention, is sometimes difficult, for example in the case of preventive intervention. The physician's decision not to intervene may, in some cases, allow a patient to regain some freedom vis-à-vis his health problems and vis-à-vis the caregivers.