Medical ethics in pediatric critical care

Title

Medical ethics in pediatric critical care

Creator

Orioles A; Morrison WE

Publisher

Critical Care Clinics

Date

2013

Subject

Child; Humans; United States; Terminal Care; decision making; Parental Consent; Personal Autonomy; Pediatrics; Withholding Treatment; Professional-Family Relations; Dissent and Disputes; Truth Disclosure; Critical Care; Tissue and Organ Procurement; Ethics; Medical; Patient Rights; Clinical; Ethics Committees; Resource Allocation

Description

Ethically charged situations are common in pediatric critical care. Most situations can be managed with minimal controversy within the medical team or between the team and patients/families. Familiarity with institutional resources, such as hospital ethics committees, and national guidelines, such as publications from the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Medical Association, or Society of Critical Care Medicine, are an essential part of the toolkit of any intensivist. Open discussion with colleagues and within the multidisciplinary team can also ensure that when difficult situations arise, they are addressed in a proactive, evidence-based, and collegial manner.
2013-04

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

359-375

Issue

2

Volume

29

Citation

Orioles A; Morrison WE, “Medical ethics in pediatric critical care,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed August 2, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/14758.

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