Care Practices

End of life contexts: Translational research and precision medicine are aiming to provide new therapeutic pathways in an attempt to better respond to the current medical challenges. In this context, all patients and citizens might be concerned to contribute to the production of new scientific knowledge by giving their informed consent to either the use of their data and samples for the purpose of non-interventional research or to participate to a therapeutic trial. The objectives of this research program is to favor the emergence of a palliative medicine research program per se, dedicated to both identify the end-of-life patients’ specific need and acceptable ways to allow their participation to research programs, while guaranteeing them access to palliative care. The feasibility of this program will be ensured by the existing collaboration with medical units and our group.
Medical care of victims of attacks: The recent occurrence of terrorist attacks on the French
territory has shown that, from a medical point of view, these events were different from
catastrophes or some catastrophic accidents with limited impact which are usually in the care of emergency units. Scientific studies are needed to identify their specificities from a medical and a societal point of view. These specificities might be linked to the specific context of terrorist attacks and to the terrorists’ strategies, to the weapons used and the characteristics of the induced injuries leading to the need to translate the military medicine experience in civil context. Translational studies are crucial to adapt Hospital Emergency Plans and specific Care Pathways. This program will be developed in collaboration with the SAMU de PARIS.