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End-of-life communication in the ICU : a global perspective

Author: David Crippen
Publisher: New York : Springer, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Talking to patients and their families about end-of-life issues can be difficult and stressful. This book looks at ways different cultures view death and then further explores how health care  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Cross-cultural studies
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Crippen
ISBN: 9780387729657 0387729658 9780387729664 0387729666
OCLC Number: 191090220
Description: xx, 178 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Chapter 1. Multinational Perspectives on End-of-Life Issues in the Intensive Care Unit --
The United States --
Canada --
New Zealand --
United Kingdom --
Communicating to family: the Israeli perspective --
Maria and the good death: the Latin American view --
The Greek perspective --
The South African perspective --
A perspective from India --
Japan --
Chapter 2. Critical Illness and End-of-Life Issues: A Global View --
An evaluation of international medical ethics at the end of life --
Communication in the Intensive Care Unit --
End-of Life issues in the critically ill: a global perspective --
Chapter 3. Death in a Lonely Place: Pathophysiology of the Dying Patient --
Chapter 4. The History of the Definition(s) of Death: From the 18th Century to the 20th Century --
Chapter 5. What It Feels Like to Live and Die on Prolonged Life Support --
Chapter 6. Who's in Charge in the Intensive Care Unit? --
Chapter 7. Dealing with Difficult Surrogates --
Erring on the side of autonomy --
Erring on the side of reason --
Healthcare providers' contribution to the problem of futility --
Chapter 8. Emotions in the Intensive Care Unit --
Chapter 9. The Role of Ethics Committees in End-of-Life Care --
Chapter 10. Medical Liability Issues in Dealing with Critical Care Patients in the End-of-Life Situation --
Chapter 11. End-of-Life Issues and United States Politics --
Chapter 12. Comments fron Ancillary Healthcare Providers --
My experiences with end-of-life as a bedside-nurse --
A Chaplain's perspective --
Pharmacotherapy considerations during end-of-life care of critically ill adults --
Chapter 13. The Intensive Care Unit of the Future --
Afterword.
Responsibility: David W. Crippen, editor.
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