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dc.creatorWiegand, Debra Len
dc.creatorPetri, Lauraen
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-09T00:40:41Zen
dc.date.available2016-01-09T00:40:41Zen
dc.date.created2010-09en
dc.date.issued2010-09en
dc.identifierdoi:10.1016/j.cnur.2010.03.010en
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationThe Nursing clinics of North America 2010 Sep; 45(3): 427-40en
dc.identifier.urihttp://worldcatlibraries.org/registry/gateway?version=1.0&url_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:journal&atitle=Is+a+good+death+possible+after+withdrawal+of+life-sustaining+therapy?&title=The+Nursing+clinics+of+North+America+&volume=45&issue=3&date=2010-09&au=Wiegand,+Debra+L;+Petri,+Lauraen
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cnur.2010.03.010en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10822/1021633en
dc.description.abstractLife-sustaining therapy (LST) is commonly withdrawn in critical care units. Little is known about the families' perceptions of death when a critically ill patient dies after LST is withdrawn. The purpose of this study was to understand if families perceived that their family members had a good or a bad death when a family member had LST withdrawn after an unexpected, life-threatening illness or injury. Twenty-two family members participated in a hermeneutic phenomenological study. They were interviewed 1 to 2 years after a family member had died after withdrawal of LST. Most family members perceived that their loved ones died a good death. Although the timing and circumstances of a person's death may be bad in many ways, the actual dying and death can be good.en
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dc.sourceeweb:334182en
dc.subjectCritically Illen
dc.subjectDeathen
dc.subjectFamily Membersen
dc.subjectIllnessen
dc.subjectLifeen
dc.subject.classificationPatient Relationshipsen
dc.subject.classificationFamily Attitudes Toward Deathen
dc.subject.classificationProlongation of Life and Euthanasiaen
dc.titleIs a Good Death Possible After Withdrawal of Life-Sustaining Therapy?en
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