Hospital stays: what is a personne de confiance?

Patients who go into hospital for an extended stay are asked if they have named a personne de confiance. What it that and what does it mean?
Patients who go into hospital for an extended stay are asked if they have named a personne de confiance. What it that and what does it mean?

Patients who go into hospital for an extended stay are always asked if they have named a personne de confiance. What does it mean?

If they have not already done so – it can be completed at any time – they will be asked if they wish to designate one for the time they are in hospital. This is not an obligation but it is recommended, especially in the case of serious, potentially life-threatening illnesses.

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