Ethical issues in the pediatric intensive care unit

Title

Ethical issues in the pediatric intensive care unit

Creator

Frader JE; Thompson A

Publisher

Pediatric Clinics Of North America

Date

1994

Subject

Child; Humans; United States; Parental Consent; Pediatrics; Withholding Treatment; Social Values; Intensive Care; Minors; Tissue and Organ Procurement; Ethics; Uncertainty; Medical; adolescent; Preschool; Professional Patient Relationship; infant; ICU Decision Making; Critical Illness/psychology; Judicial Role; Value of Life

Description

Advanced technology and better scientific understanding of mechanisms of disease now permit intensive care personnel to extend life beyond what some patients and families consider reasonable, leading, in part, to the "patients' rights" movement and the articulation of legal and moral guidelines for foregoing life support. In the case of pediatrics, commentaries on a few of the topics that have arisen most frequently or have provided the greatest challenge in the authors' experience are provided.
1994

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

1405-1421

Issue

6

Volume

41

Citation

Frader JE; Thompson A, “Ethical issues in the pediatric intensive care unit,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed July 24, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/12249.

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