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Category: Ethics and End of Life

SCCM Pod-189: Expanding Palliative Care Training for Fellows

Michael Weinstein, MD, FACS, FCCP, speaks with Alyssa Majesko, MD, MS, about her article published in the August Critical Connections, which discusses the importance of training fellows in palliative care and the use of effective communication.

SCCM Pod-147 Daily Predictions of Death in the Medical ICU

William Meadow, MD, PhD, discusses an article published in the March Critical Care Medicine titled, “Power and Limitations of Daily Prognostications of Death in the Medical ICU.”

SCCM Pod-75 CCM: Spiritual Care in the ICU

Richard J. Wall, MD, MPH, and Nancy Chambers, MDiv, discuss an article published in the April issue of Critical Care Medicine titled, "Spiritual Care of Families in the ICU." 

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...

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.

SCCM Pod-144 Message from the 2011 President

Society of Critical Care Medicine president Pamela A. Lipsett, MD, MHPE, FCCM, discusses her professional background and research interests during an engaging conversation that touches on cutting-edge topics, including quality of life after a stay in the intensive care unit, t...

SCCM Pod-72 PCCM: Family Presence During Pediatric CPR

Susan Bratton, MD, MPH, discusses an editorial published in the September 2006 issue of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, "Physician Experience with Family Presence During Pediatric Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation."