End of Life Care in the ICU

Author(s)Dr. Graeme Rocker, Elie Azoulay, Kathleen Puntillo and Dr. Judith Nelson
Urlhttp://www.oupcanada.com/catalog/9780199239245.htm...
PublisherOxford University Press
Year2010
Description

This book details strategies and evidence-based advice on the nature of effective palliative care in the ICU setting, dealing with issues such as diagnosing the dying, communicating with patients and families, the support of families and carers, multidisciplinary working, use and non-use of medical ventilation, TPN and fluids, dialysis, inotropic support, autonomy, dignity, effective symptom control, practical ethics and the process of decision making, management of dying, and bereavement care.


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