Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

“La prima cosa bella”: uno sguardo alle cure palliative

Cristiane Avancini


The encounter of bioethics, law and cinema offers the opportunity to turn a new regard toward biomedical issues. Among these issues, palliative care is a subject that appears through recent publications of laws on this field. The theme of the end of life is challenged between screen and reality. As a point of reference for this brief discussion, the Italian film La prima cosa bella gives a delicate and sensitive look at human relationships involving assistance to terminally ill patients and healthcare structure directed to their support.

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