PICU Prometheus: Ethical issues in the treatment of very sick children in Paediatric Intensive Care

Title

PICU Prometheus: Ethical issues in the treatment of very sick children in Paediatric Intensive Care

Creator

Gill MB

Publisher

Mortality

Date

2005

Subject

Death; Counseling; Death & Dying; Death Studies; Gerontology/Ageing; Grief & Trauma Counseling - Adult; Grief & Trauma Counseling - Children & Adolescents; Health & Medical Anthropology; Medical Sociology; Palliative Care Nursing; Pastoral Counseling; Social Work with the Elderly; Sociology of Religion; Specialist Care

Description

Through a focus on one child's extended stay in a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, I raise four general questions about pediatric medicine: How should physicians communicate with parents of very sick children? How should physicians involve parents of very sick children in treatment decisions? How should care be coordinated when a child is being treated by different medical teams with rotating personnel? Should the guidelines for making judgments of medical futility and discontinuation of treatment differ when the patient is a child rather than an adult?
2005

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

262-275

Issue

4

Volume

10

Citation

Gill MB, “PICU Prometheus: Ethical issues in the treatment of very sick children in Paediatric Intensive Care,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed June 28, 2022, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/13598.

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