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"Card sorting": a tool for research in ethics on treatment decision-making at the end of life in Alzheimer patients with a life threatening complication

  • Lionel Pazart1Email author,
  • Chrystelle Vidal1,
  • Didier Faivre Chalon1, 2,
  • Sophie Gauthier3,
  • Florent Schepens4,
  • Elodie Cretin1, 2, 7,
  • Jean-Louis Beal5,
  • Pierre Pfitzenmeyer3, 6 and
  • Régis Aubry1, 2
BMC Palliative Care201110:4

Received: 27 January 2011

Accepted: 3 March 2011

Published: 3 March 2011

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Original Submission
27 Jan 2011 Submitted Original manuscript
Resubmission - Version 2
Submitted Manuscript version 2
23 Feb 2011 Author responded Author comments - Lionel Pazart
Resubmission - Version 3
23 Feb 2011 Submitted Manuscript version 3
3 Mar 2011 Editorially accepted
3 Mar 2011 Article published 10.1186/1472-684X-10-4

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Authors’ Affiliations

Clinical Investigation Centre, Inserm CIT 808, Besançon University Hospital
Pain & Palliative Care Department, Besançon University Hospital, Boulevard Fleming
Burgundy Geriatric network, Champmaillot Geriatrics Centre
Georges Chevrier Center, UMR CNRS 5605, University of Burgundy
Palliative Care Centre, La Mirandière
Geriatrics Department, Champmaillot Geriatrics Centre
Faculty of Philosophy, 'Logiques de l'Agir', EA2274, University of Franche-Comté