Withholding and Withdrawal of Life Support From Critically III Patients
Luce, John M.
Western Journal of Medicine. 1997 Dec; 167(6): 411-416.
Advance Directives; Allowing to Die; Attitudes; Critically Ill; Consent; Dissent; Drugs; Empirical Research; Family Members; Futility; Hospitals; Institutional Policies; Intensive Care Units; Knowledge; Legal Aspects; Life; Medicine; Mortality; Opioid Analgesics; Organizations; Patient Participation; Patients; Persistent Vegetative State; Physicians; Professional Organizations; Prolongation of Life; Research; Resource Allocation; Resuscitation; Sedatives; Statistics; Terminal Care; Third Party Consent; Ventilators; 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. ...