Prospective Analysis of Life-Sustaining Therapy Discussions in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit: A Housestaff Perspective Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Attitude of Health Personnel
  • Critical Care
  • Interpersonal Relations
  • Life Support Care
  • Terminal Care

abstract

  • Age, acuity, and lack of decision-making capacity were the most important factors involved in the initiation of an LSTD. Housestaff reported that they initiated LSTDs for different reasons and proposed different end-of-life care plans relative to both patients and their surrogates. These disparities can contribute to failed enactment of proposed changes in end-of-life care plans.

publication date

  • October 2008

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2008.05.001

PubMed ID

  • 18926447

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 468

end page

  • 76

volume

  • 207

number

  • 4