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Category: Ethics and End of Life

What Are Some of the Important Legal Cases in Bioethics?

This is a complimentary chapter from the textbook, Critical Care Ethics: A Practice Guide, Third Edition, titled, "What Are Some of the Important Legal Cases in Bioethics?"

What Is Euthanasia?

This is a complimentary chapter from the textbook, Critical Care Ethics: A Practice Guide, Third Edition, titled, "What Is Euthanasia?"

Is There a Difference Between Withholding and Withdrawing?

This is a complimentary chapter from the textbook, Critical Care Ethics: A Practice Guide, Third Edition, titled, "Is There a Difference Between Withholding and Withdrawing?"

Why Are Food and Hydration Given by “Artificial Means” Withdrawn or Foregone?

This is a complimentary chapter from the textbook, Critical Care Ethics: A Practice Guide, Third Edition, titled, "Why Are Food and Hydration Given by “Artificial Means” Considered to Be Something That Can Be Withdrawn or Foregone?"

What Do I Need to Understand About the Ethics of Managing and Controlling Pain at the End of Life?

This is a complimentary chapter from the textbook, Critical Care Ethics: A Practice Guide, Third Edition, titled, "What Do I Need to Understand About the Ethics of Managing and Controlling Pain at the End of Life?"

How Should I Approach Demands for Therapy That Is Deemed Futile?

This is a complimentary chapter from the textbook, Critical Care Ethics: A Practice Guide, Third Edition, titled, "How Should I Approach Demands for Therapy That Is Deemed Futile?"

What Are Advance Directives?

This is a complimentary chapter from the textbook, Critical Care Ethics: A Practice Guide, Third Edition, titled, "What Are Advance Directives?"

What is Brain Death and How Is It Different from the Persistent Vegetative State?

This is a complimentary chapter from the textbook, Critical Care Ethics: A Practice Guide, Third Edition, titled, "What is Brain Death and How Is It Different from the Persistent Vegetative State?"

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?"