End-of-life care in the pediatric intensive care unit: research review and recommendations

Title

End-of-life care in the pediatric intensive care unit: research review and recommendations

Creator

Burns JP; Rushton CH

Publisher

Critical Care Clinics

Date

2004

Subject

Child; Humans; Intensive Care Units; Adult; Attitude of Health Personnel; Attitude to Death; Infant Mortality; Evidence-Based Medicine; Forecasting; Practice; bereavement; Attitudes; decision making; infant; Practice Guidelines; Health Knowledge; ICU Decision Making; Parents/psychology; United States/epidemiology; Quality Assurance; Analgesia/ethics/standards; Conscious Sedation/ethics/standards; Health Care/organization & administration; Intensive Care/ethics/organization & administration/psychology; Pediatric/ethics/organization & administration; Resuscitation/ethics/standards; Terminal Care/ethics/organization & administration/psychology; Withholding Treatment/ethics/standards

Description

Improving the quality of end-of-life care has become a national health care priority. A necessary step in this process in the pediatric intensive care unit (ICU) is examining the knowledge, attitudes,and behaviors of pediatric critical care practitioners in this area. In addition, the perspectives of bereaved parents must be uncovered as well. In this article, the empirical data in the literature on end-of-life care in the pediatric ICU are reviewed, common ethical controversies in this environment are discussed, and promising interventions for the future are presented.
2004

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

467--85, x

Issue

3

Volume

20

Citation

Burns JP; Rushton CH, “End-of-life care in the pediatric intensive care unit: research review and recommendations,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed September 20, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/13063.

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