[Decision-making regarding life-sustaining medical treatment in a pediatric intensive-care unit].

The complexity of the decision-making process regarding life-sustaining medical treatment was illustrated by the single case of a 12-year-old boy with severe meningococcal septicaemia. When his clinical condition deteriorated, necessitating haemodialysis and multiple amputations of the extremities, questions about the futility of treatment and the future… CONTINUE READING