End-of-life decision making in the intensive care unit

Nyman, D. J.; Sprung, C. L.
October 2000
Intensive Care Medicine;Oct2000, Vol. 26 Issue 10, p1414
Academic Journal
Contemplates on issue regarding end-of-life decision making in the intensive care unit by researchers from Israel. Development of closed chest cardiac massage and cardiopulmonary resuscitation for the treatment of sudden death; Mortality of patients who have had in-hospital cardiac arrest; Reasons behind the development of the do not resuscitate order in critical care medicine; Value judgments used as basis when making decision not to provide a useless therapy.


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