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Category: Ethics and End of Life

Promoting Compassionate and Culturally Sensitive ICU Care for Racial, Ethnic, and Other Minorities

The Society of Critical Care Medicine's Critical Care Congress features internationally renowned faculty and content sessions highlighting the most up-to-date, evidence-based developments in critical care medicine. This is a presentation from the 47th Critical Care Congress on...

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Ethics of Outbreaks Position Statement

Outbreaks of disease, especially those that are declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, present substantial ethical challenges. Here we start a discourse (with a continuation of the dialogue in Ethics of Outbreaks Position Statement.

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Stop My Dad’s Suffering: Bridging the Gap Between Comfort Care and Euthanasia

This article was originally published in the November 2019 issue of Critical Connections . Review this case study and analysis about bridging the gap between comfort care and euthanasia. 

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Ethical Challenges and How to Approach Them

This is a presentation from the 2017 Multiprofessional Critical Care Review Course: Adult (MCCRC) on ethical challenges. 

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What Are the Ethical Issues with Drug Shortages in the ICU?

This is a complimentary chapter from the textbook, Critical Care Ethics: A Practice Guide, Third Edition, titled, "What Are the Ethical Issues with Drug Shortages in the ICU?"

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What Are the Ethical Issues in Renal Replacement Therapy?

This is a complimentary chapter from the textbook, Critical Care Ethics: A Practice Guide, Third Edition, titled, "What Are the Ethical Issues in Renal Replacement Therapy?"  

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What Is the Opt-Out Consent for Clinical Research and How Does It Fit With My ICU?

This is a complimentary chapter from the textbook, Critical Care Ethics: A Practice Guide, Third Edition, titled, "What Is the Opt-Out Consent for Clinical Research and How Does It Fit With My ICU?"

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What Is the Opt-Out Consent for Clinical Research and How Does It Fit With My ICU?

This is a complimentary chapter from the textbook, Critical Care Ethics: A Practice Guide, Third Edition, titled, "What Is the Opt-Out Consent for Clinical Research and How Does It Fit With My ICU?"

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How Should I Address Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders in the Surgical Patient?

This is a complimentary chapter from the textbook, Critical Care Ethics: A Practice Guide, Third Edition, titled, "How Should I Address Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders in the Surgical Patient?"  

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Why Should We Screen for Unmet Palliative Care Needs in the ICU?

This is a complimentary chapter from the textbook, Critical Care Ethics: A Practice Guide, Third Edition, titled, "Why Should We Screen for Unmet Palliative Care Needs in the ICU?

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Shared Decision-Making in the ICU

This is a complimentary chapter from the textbook, Critical Care Ethics: A Practice Guide, Third Edition, titled, "Shared Decision-Making in the ICU"  

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Moral Distress: What Should I Do When Values Collide?

This is a complimentary chapter from the textbook, Critical Care Ethics: A Practice Guide, Third Edition, titled, "Moral Distress: What Should I Do When Values Collide?"

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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?"

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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?"

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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?"

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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?"  

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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?"

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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?"

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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?"

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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?"

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