Knowing When to Stop: Futility in the ICU
Wilkinson, Dominic J C
Current opinion in anaesthesiology 2011 Apr; 24(2): 160-5
Decisions to withdraw or withhold potentially life-sustaining treatment are common in intensive care and precede the majority of deaths. When families resist or oppose doctors' suggestions that it is time to stop treatment, it is often unclear what should be done. This review will summarize recent literature around futility judgements in intensive care emphasising ethical and practical questions.
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