Ethical Principles in Critical Care
Luce, John M.
JAMA. 1990 Feb 2; 263(5): 696-700.
Luce applies five principles of medical ethics -- beneficence, nonmaleficence, autonomy, disclosure, and social justice -- to issues that often arise in critical care medicine. These issues include medical decision making, informed consent, resuscitation, brain death and organ donation, withholding or withdrawing life support, and allocation of medical resources. Acknowledging that the nature of the intensive care environment makes applying ethical principles difficult, Luce urges physicians to carry out their obligations to serve the interests of their patients. (KIE abstract)
Advance Directives; Allowing to Die; Autonomy; Beneficence; Brain; Brain Death; Critically Ill; Consent; Death; Decision Making; Determination of Death; Disclosure; Education; Emergency Care; Environment; Ethics; Family Members; Human Experimentation; Informed Consent; Intensive Care Units; Justice; Life; Medical Education; Medical Ethics; Medicine; Nature; Nonmaleficence; Organ Donation; Patient Admission; Patient Care; Patient Care Team; Patient Participation; Patients; Physicians; Prognosis; Resource Allocation; Resuscitation; Resuscitation Orders; Review; Selection for Treatment; Third Party Consent;
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