Withholding and withdrawing treatment in pediatric intensive care. Update of the GFRUP recommendations

Title

Withholding and withdrawing treatment in pediatric intensive care. Update of the GFRUP recommendations

Creator

Cremer R; de Saint Blanquat L; Birsan S; Bordet F; Botte A; Brissaud O; Guilbert J; Le Roux B; Le Reun C; Michel F; Millasseau F; Sinet M; Hubert P

Publisher

Archives of Pediatrics

Date

2021

Subject

Infant; Child; Palliative care; Pediatric critical care; Resuscitation orders; Treatment withdrawal; Treatment withholding

Description

In 2005, the French-speaking task force on pediatric critical and emergency care [Groupe Francophone de Réanimation et d'Urgences Pédiatriques (GFRUP)] issued recommendations on withholding and withdrawing treatments in pediatric critical care. Since then, the French Public Health Code, modified by the laws passed in 2005 and 2016 and by their enactment decrees, has established a legal framework for practice. Now, 15 years later, an update of these recommendations was needed to factor in the experience acquired by healthcare teams, new questions raised by practice surveys, the recommendations issued in the interval, the changes in legislation, and a few legal precedents. The objective of this article is to help pediatric critical care teams find the closest possible compromise between the ethical principles guiding the care offered to the child and the family and compliance with current regulations and laws.

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Citation List Month

June 2021 List

Collection

Citation

Cremer R; de Saint Blanquat L; Birsan S; Bordet F; Botte A; Brissaud O; Guilbert J; Le Roux B; Le Reun C; Michel F; Millasseau F; Sinet M; Hubert P, “Withholding and withdrawing treatment in pediatric intensive care. Update of the GFRUP recommendations,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed September 27, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/17565.

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