Thoughts on intensive care: from morphine to Merlyn and Tolstoy to television

Franklin, Cory
May 2003
Intensive Care Medicine;May2003, Vol. 29 Issue 5, p853
Academic Journal
The article discusses on how the traditional method of intensive care is transferring from generation to generation. The heritage of intensive care medicine is passing from the first generation of intensivists, who began practicing in the 1960s and 1970s, to the next generation of practitioners. Passing this torch involves instruction not simply about medical facts and technical know-how, but about judgment, conduct, and interactions with patients, ICU staff, and other physicians as well as with society as a whole. Such instruction is essential to any sense of professional continuity.


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