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OBJECTIVES: The decision to forgo life support is frequently made in pediatric intensive care units (PICUs). A group of experts is currently preparing recommendations for guidelines concerning this decision-making process in France. We have performed…

BACKGROUND: The intensive care unit (ICU) represents a unique clinical setting in which mortality is relatively high and the professional culture tends to be one of "rescue therapy" using technological and invasive interventions. For these reasons,…

OBJECTIVE: To describe the consequences of the prolonged administration of sedative and analgesic agents to the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) patient. The problems to be investigated include tolerance, physical dependency, and withdrawal. DATA…

OBJECTIVES: To record the number of children with withdrawal symptoms after the administration of sedatives for mechanical ventilation, and to discuss the possible connection with the administration of midazolam. DESIGN: Retrospective data collection…

As life expectancy grows, the death of an adult child becomes a highly prevalent problem for older adults. The present study is based on nine interviews and explores the experience of parents (≥70 years) outliving an adult child. The bereaved parents…

OBJECTIVES: The high cost of critical care has engendered research into identifying influential factors. However, existing studies have not considered patient vital status at ICU discharge. This study sought to determine the effect of mortality upon…

Learning Objectives: Parents that experience the death of a child are at high risk for complicated grief, which may be related to unsuccessful attempts to find meaning in their loss. Responses to stress include involuntary reactions that reflect…

Learning Objectives: Care at end of life in adults is known to account for a large proportion of health care resources. Current national estimates of outcomes in hospitalized children with end of life care are unknown. Using a large nationwide…

Learning Objectives: Parents have described high-quality end of life care as care that involves giving news with sensitivity, giving clear information on what to expect, and generally preparing families for the circumstances surrounding their child's…

Learning Objectives: Pediatric intensivists are often required to practice what has been described as "primary palliative care". This includes providing optimal symptom management, communication and family support for critically ill children with…

Learning Objectives: For many children with medical complexity (CMC), early death is an inevitable outcome of their illness, making advance care planning (ACP) a vital component in the optimal care of this population. Studies evaluating the…

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Surrogate decision makers involved in decisions to limit life support for an incapacitated patient in the ICU have high rates of adverse emotional health outcomes distinct from normal processes of grief and bereavement. Narrative…

Abstract
OBJECTIVES:
To develop and validate an algorithm to guide selection of patients for pediatric critical care admission during a severe pandemic when Crisis Standards of Care are implemented.
DESIGN:
Retrospective observational study using…

Learning Objectives: Parents have described high-quality end of life care as care that involves giving news with sensitivity, giving clear information on what to expect, and generally preparing families for the circumstances surrounding their child’s…

Learning Objectives: Parents that experience the death of a child are at high risk for complicated grief, which may be related to unsuccessful attempts to find meaning in their loss. Responses to stress include involuntary reactions that reflect…

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