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Determinants of moral distress in medical and surgical nurses at an adult acute tertiary care hospital.
AIM To determine the prevalence and contributing factors of moral distress in medical and surgical nurses. BACKGROUND Moral distress from ethical conflicts in the work environment is associatedExpand
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The relationship between moral distress and perception of futile care in the critical care unit.
PURPOSE Study the relationship between moral distress (MD) and futile care in the critical care unit (CCU). SUBJECTS AND METHODS A cross-sectional survey consisting of 38 clinical situationsExpand
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Ethical challenges with the left ventricular assist device as a destination therapy
The left ventricular assist device was originally designed to be surgically implanted as a bridge to transplantation for patients with chronic end-stage heart failure. On the basis of the REMATCHExpand
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Use of the Exercise Treadmill to Measure Baseline Functional Status and Surgical Outcome in Patients With Severe Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Study Design. A prospective study of exercise tolerance on the treadmill before and after decompressive laminectomy in patients with severe lumbar spinal stenosis. Objectives. To determine whetherExpand
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Organ Procurement After Cardiocirculatory Death: A Critical Analysis
To shorten the transplantation waiting time in the United States, federal regulations have been introduced requiring hospitals to develop policies for organ donation after cardiac (or circulatory)Expand
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Surgeon fatigue and postural stability: is robotic better than laparoscopic surgery?
OBJECTIVE To compare muscular fatigue and postural stability of surgeons before and after laparoscopic and robotic surgery. SUBJECTS AND METHODS The design of this study is Class II. A consecutiveExpand
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Continuous Deep Sedation Until Death: Palliation or Physician-Assisted Death?
Published literature have not discerned end-of-life palliative versus life-shortening effects of pharmacologically maintaining continuous deep sedation until death (ie, dying in deep sleep) comparedExpand
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Organ donation after circulatory death: the forgotten donor?
Donation after circulatory death (DCD) can be performed on neurologically intact donors who do not fulfill neurologic or brain death criteria before circulatory arrest. This commentary focuses on theExpand
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Test-retest reproducibility of the exercise treadmill examination in lumbar spinal stenosis.
OBJECTIVE To provide further validation of the treadmill test by assessing its "test-retest" reproducibility. PATIENTS AND METHODS In this prospective study, 28 patients with severe lumbar spinalExpand
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Recovery of transplantable organs after cardiac or circulatory death: Transforming the paradigm for the ethics of organ donation
Organ donation after cardiac or circulatory death (DCD) has been introduced to increase the supply of transplantable organs. In this paper, we argue that the recovery of viable organs useful forExpand
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