Withdrawing life-sustaining therapy for patients with severe traumatic brain injury

Livingston, David H.; Mosenthal, Anne C.
October 2011
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;10/4/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 14, p1570
Academic Journal
In this article the authors offer their views on a well-crafted analysis regarding the difficulties in the practice of medicine, particularly in end-of-life care for patients with severe traumatic brain injury in Canada. They express approval on the findings of the study, putting emphasis on the reasons of the withdrawal of life-sustaining therapies. The authors commend the work for exploring variations in the timing of withdrawal on such therapies.


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