Withholding and Withdrawal of Life Support From Critically Ill Patients
Luce, John M.
Raffin, Thomas A.
Chest. 1988 Sep; 94(3): 621-626.
Advance Directives; Allowing to Die; Artificial Feeding; Attitudes; Biomedical Technologies; Brain; Brain Death; Chronically Ill; Critically Ill; Consent; Death; Decision Making; Determination of Death; Family Members; Legal Aspects; Life; Nurses; Patient Admission; Patients; Persistent Vegetative State; Personhood; Physicians; Resource Allocation; Resuscitation; Resuscitation Orders; Third Party Consent; Withholding Treatment;
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Ordering and Administration of Sedatives and Analgesics During the Withholding and Withdrawal of Life Support From Critically Ill Patients Wilson, William C.; Smedira, Nicholas G.; Fink, Carol; McDowell, James A.; Luce, John M. (1992-02-19)Objective. -- To determine why and how sedatives and analgesics are ordered and administered during the withholding and withdrawal of life support from critically ill patients. Design. -- Prospective case series. Setting. ...