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Category: Ethics and End of Life

What Is Euthanasia?

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

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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?"

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What Resources Do You Recommend to Learn About Ethics and Bioethics?

This is a complimentary chapter from the textbook, Critical Care Ethics: A Practice Guide, Third Edition, titled, "What Resources Do You Recommend to Learn About Ethics and Bioethics?"

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How Can I Organize the Process of Making Ethical Decisions?

This is a complimentary chapter from the textbook, Critical Care Ethics: A Practice Guide, Third Edition, titled, "How Can I Organize the Process of Making Ethical Decisions?"

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What Is the Principle of Double Effect?

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

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What Are the Ethical Principles of Medicine?

This is a complimentary chapter from the textbook, Critical Care Ethics: A Practice Guide, Third Edition, titled, "What Are the Ethical Principles of Medicine?"

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Exploring Ethics: How to Deal with Challenging Family Situations

"How to Deal with Challenging Family Situations" was published in the May/June/July 2019 issue of Critical Connections . The Exploring Ethics column features a case study and analysis meant to help readers gain a better appreciation of ethical issues facing critical care pra...

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Exploring Ethics: The Ethical Obligation to Look Beyond Informed Consent

This article was first published in the February 2019 issue of Critical Connections. The Exploring Ethics column features a case study and analysis meant to help readers gain a better appreciation of ethical issues facing critical care practitioners. 

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Exploring Ethics: The Ethics of Law Enforcement in the Inpatient Setting

This article was first published in the June 2018 issue of Critical Connections. The Exploring Ethics column features a case study and analysis meant to help readers gain a better appreciation of ethical issues facing critical care practitioners. 

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Exploring Ethics: Neonatal Acrania and Organ Donation

This article was first published in the December 2017 issue of Critical Connections. The Exploring Ethics column features a case study and analysis meant to help readers gain a better appreciation of ethical issues facing critical care practitioners. 

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Exploring Ethics: Facing Resistance

This article was first published in the June 2017 issue of Critical Connections. The Exploring Ethics column features a case study and analysis meant to help readers gain a better appreciation of ethical issues facing critical care practitioners. 

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Exploring Ethics: When Parents Act Before Clinicians Are Ready

This article was first published in the February 2018 issue of Critical Connections. The Exploring Ethics column features a case study and analysis meant to help readers gain a better appreciation of ethical issues facing critical care practitioners. 

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Exploring Ethics: Parents’ Requests for “Everything” in the Age of Charlie Gard

This article was first published in the February 2018 issue of Critical Connections. The Exploring Ethics column features a case study and analysis meant to help readers gain a better appreciation of ethical issues facing critical care practitioners. 

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Exploring Ethics: Mental Illness as a Rate-Limiting Step in Critical Care

This article was first published in the April 2018 issue of Critical Connections. The Exploring Ethics column features a case study and analysis meant to help readers gain a better appreciation of ethical issues facing critical care practitioners. 

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Exploring Ethics: Discrimination and Racial Hostility in the ICU

This article was first published in the August 2017 issue of Critical Connections. The Exploring Ethics column features a case study and analysis meant to help readers gain a better appreciation of ethical issues facing critical care practitioners. 

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Exploring Ethics: Providing Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation to a Jehovah’s Witness

This article was first published in the August 2018 issue of Critical Connections. The Exploring Ethics column features a case study and analysis meant to help readers gain a better appreciation of ethical issues facing critical care practitioners. 

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Exploring Ethics: Offering High-Risk Surgeries for Complications of Intravenous Drug Use

This article was first published in the December 2018 issue of Critical Connections. The Exploring Ethics column features a case study and analysis meant to help readers gain a better appreciation of ethical issues facing critical care practitioners.   

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Ethical and Policy Considerations in Organ Donation after Circulatory Determination of Death

An Official American Thoracic Society/International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation/Society of Critical Care Medicine/Association of Organ and Procurement Organizations/United Network of Organ Sharing Statement. This statement is designed to provide a framework to g...

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Responding to Requests for Potentially Inappropriate Treatments in Intensive Care Units

This multisociety statement provides recommendations to prevent and manage intractable disagreements about the use of such treatments in intensive care units.

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Defining Futile and Potentially Inappropriate Interventions

The Society of Critical Care Medicine and four other major critical care organizations have endorsed a seven-step process to resolve disagreements about potentially inappropriate treatments. The multiorganization statement (entitled: An official ATS/AACN/ACCP/ESICM/SCCM Policy...

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