Development of a Comprehensive Support Care Team for the Hopelessly Ill on a University Hospital Medical Service
Carlson, Richard W.
Frank, Robert R.
JAMA. 1988 Jan 15; 259(3): 378-383.
The authors document the first 19 months of a service dedicated to the care of hopelessly ill patients in a teaching hospital. A comprehensive supportive care team (CSCT) was established to ensure a humane, uniform, and consistent approach to the care of patients for whom aggressive care is no longer warranted. The goals and operation of the CSCT are described, including the components of patient evaluation and development of treatment plans. Results of a study of 212 patients accepted by the CSCT are reported. The authors conclude that the service successfully provided conservative but comprehensive care for the hopelessly ill, and that it increased awareness of ethical issues among hospital personnel, patients, and families. (KIE abstract)
Allowing to Die; Artificial Feeding; Brain; Brain Pathology; Communication; Decision Making; Economics; Evaluation; Family Members; Goals; Health; Hospitals; Institutional Policies; Interdisciplinary Communication; Internship and Residency; Life; Medicine; Nurses; Patient Care; Patient Care Team; Patients; Persistent Vegetative State; Physicians; Prognosis; Program Descriptions; Quality of Life; Resource Allocation; Resuscitation; Resuscitation Orders; Residency; Selection for Treatment; Students; Terminal Care; Terminally Ill;
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