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Category: Ethics and End of Life

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?"

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?"

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"  

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?

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?"  

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?"

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?"

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?"  

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?"

Ethical Challenges and How to Approach Them

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

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. 

When Expectations and Desires Meet Reality: Guiding Surrogates Through Critical Illness

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 45th Critical Care Congress on...

SCCM Pod-228 CCM: Screening Criteria for Palliative Care

Michael Weinstein, MD, FACS, FCCP, speaks with Judith Nelson, MD, JD, lead author on an article published in the October Critical Care Medicine, “Choosing and Using Screening Criteria for Palliative Care Consultation in the Intensive Care Unit: A Report From The IPAL-ICU (Impr...