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Content Type: Book Chapters

What Is Different About Informed Consent for Research in the ICU?

This is a complimentary chapter from the textbook, Critical Care Ethics: A Practice Guide, Third Edition, titled, "What Is Different About Informed Consent for Research in the ICU?"

What Are the Ethical Considerations of Emergency Consent for Clinical Care and Research?

This is a complimentary chapter from the textbook, Critical Care Ethics: A Practice Guide, Third Edition, titled, "What Are the Ethical Considerations of Emergency Consent for Clinical Care and Research?"

What Do I Need to Know About End-of-Life Care in Different Religions?

This is a complimentary chapter from the textbook, Critical Care Ethics: A Practice Guide, Third Edition, titled, "What Do I Need to Know About End-of-Life Care in Different Religions?"

What Should I Do When a Patient Refuses Some Aspects of Recommended Care?

This is a complimentary chapter from the textbook, Critical Care Ethics: A Practice Guide, Third Edition, titled, "What Should I Do When a Patient Is a Jehovah’s Witness or Christian Scientist and Refuses Some Aspects of My Recommended Care? Are There Different Considerations ...

How Do I Respond to the Patient Who Asks for Nontraditional Therapies?

This is a complimentary chapter from the textbook, Critical Care Ethics: A Practice Guide, Third Edition, titled, "How Do I Respond to the Patient Who Asks for Nontraditional or Complementary or Alternative Therapies?"

How Can the Hospital Ethics Committee Help Me?

This is a complimentary chapter from the textbook, Critical Care Ethics: A Practice Guide, Third Edition, titled, "How Can the Hospital Ethics Committee Help Me?"

What Are the Ethical Considerations in Caring for Pediatric Patients?

This is a complimentary chapter from the textbook, Critical Care Ethics: A Practice Guide, Third Edition, titled, "What Are the Ethical Considerations in Caring for Pediatric Patients?"

How Should I Give Hope to Parents of Critically Ill Infants and Children?

This is a complimentary chapter from the textbook, Critical Care Ethics: A Practice Guide, Third Edition, titled, "How Should I Give Hope to Parents of Critically Ill Infants and Children?"

What Should I Do About Families at a Cardiac Arrest?

This is a complimentary chapter from the textbook, Critical Care Ethics: A Practice Guide, Third Edition, titled, "What Should I Do About Families at a Cardiac Arrest?"

When Should I Consider Palliative Care in the Intensive Care Unit?

This is a complimentary chapter from the textbook, Critical Care Ethics: A Practice Guide, Third Edition, titled, "When Should I Consider Palliative Care in the Intensive Care Unit?"

Am I Required to Provide Therapy That I Believe to Be Inappropriate or Unethical?

This is a complimentary chapter from the textbook, Critical Care Ethics: A Practice Guide, Third Edition, titled, "Am I Required to Provide Therapy That I Believe to Be Inappropriate or Unethical?"

How Can I Help With Conflict Resolution Between the Healthcare Team and Patient’s Family?

This is a complimentary chapter from the textbook, Critical Care Ethics: A Practice Guide, Third Edition, titled, "How Can I Help With Conflict Resolution Between Members of the Healthcare Team and the Patient’s Family?"

What Do I Need to Know About Ethical Issues and Conflicts of Interest for Research and Patient Care?

This is a complimentary chapter from the textbook, Critical Care Ethics: A Practice Guide, Third Edition, titled, "What Do I Need to Know About Ethical Issues and Conflicts of Interest for Research and Patient Care?"

What Do I Need to Know About Rationing in the ICU?

This is a complimentary chapter from the textbook, Critical Care Ethics: A Practice Guide, Third Edition, titled, "What Do I Need to Know About Rationing in the ICU?"

What Do I Need to Know About Being a Witness in a Medical Malpractice Action?

This is a complimentary chapter from the textbook, Critical Care Ethics: A Practice Guide, Third Edition, titled, "What Do I Need to Know About Being a Witness in a Medical Malpractice Action?"

How Should I Talk With Patients and Families About Medical Errors?

This is a complimentary chapter from the textbook, Critical Care Ethics: A Practice Guide, Third Edition, titled, "How Should I Talk With Patients and Families About Medical Errors?"

Why Should I Be Interested in the Concept of a Humanistic Approach to End-of-Life Care?

This is a complimentary chapter from the textbook, Critical Care Ethics: A Practice Guide, Third Edition, titled, "Why Should I Be Interested in the Concept of a Humanistic Approach to End-of-Life Care?"  

What Are the Ethical Issues Around Heart-Beating Organ Donation?

This is a complimentary chapter from the textbook, Critical Care Ethics: A Practice Guide, Third Edition, titled, "What Are the Ethical Issues Around Heart-Beating Organ Donation?"

What Are the Ethical Issues With Perioperative DNR Orders?

This is a complimentary chapter from the textbook, Critical Care Ethics: A Practice Guide, Third Edition, titled, "What Are the Ethical Issues With Perioperative DNR Orders?"

What Are the Ethical Issues Regarding Durable Mechanical Circulatory Support Devices?

This is a complimentary chapter from the textbook, Critical Care Ethics: A Practice Guide, Third Edition, titled, "What Are the Ethical Issues Regarding Durable Mechanical Circulatory Support Devices?"