A Framework for Resolving Disagreement During End of Life Care in the Critical Care Unit
Arnold, Donald M
Clinical and investigative medicine. Médecine clinique et experimentale 2010 August 1; 33(4): E240-53
End-of-life decisions regarding the administration, withdrawal or withholding of life-sustaining therapy in the critical care setting can be challenging. Disagreements between health care providers and family members occur, especially when families believe strongly in preserving life, and physicians are resistant to providing medically "futile" care. Such disagreements can cause tension and moral distress among families and clinicians.
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