Withdrawal of mechanical ventilation in pediatric and neonatal intensive care units

Title

Withdrawal of mechanical ventilation in pediatric and neonatal intensive care units

Creator

Munson D

Publisher

Pediatric Clinics Of North America

Date

2007

Subject

Child; Humans; infant; United States; Intensive Care Units; Professional-Family Relations; Respiration; Neonatal; Newborn; Premature; empathy; social support; Artificial; Diseases; Withholding Treatment/legislation & jurisprudence

Description

Withdrawing life-sustaining technologies requires all of the resources and concepts that the field of palliative care has to offer. By learning some fundamental principles of medical management at the time of withdrawal and by mastering a few communication techniques, pediatricians, neonatologists, and pediatric intensivists can dramatically improve the care provided to their patients at the end of life. Although we may argue in pediatrics if there is ever such a thing as a good death, we should all strive to ensure one that is free of suffering, and one that supports the family in moving down a path of healthy grief and recovery.
2007

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

773--85, xii

Issue

5

Volume

54

Citation

Munson D, “Withdrawal of mechanical ventilation in pediatric and neonatal intensive care units,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed August 5, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/14347.

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