TITLE

Role of Clinical Ethicists in Making Decisions About Levels of Care in the Intensive Care Unit

AUTHOR(S)
Faith, Karen; Chidwick, Paula
PUB. DATE
April 2009
SOURCE
Critical Care Nurse;Apr2009, Vol. 29 Issue 2, p77
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents information on the role of clinical ethicists in decision making involving levels of care in the intensive care unit. It discusses the importance of communication on ensuring a good outcome. It explores the need for interdisciplinary teams to reach consensus about care plans after considering the values and wishes of patients, standards of care, and the duties of health care professionals.
ACCESSION #
37263769

 

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