[End-of-life decisions in seriously ill patients: the position of intensive care nurses].

@article{Meinders2006EndoflifeDI,
  title={[End-of-life decisions in seriously ill patients: the position of intensive care nurses].},
  author={A J Meinders and Hidde P van der Ploeg and Hazra S Biemond-Moeniralam and Dick Ludolf Willems and Marcus J. Schultz},
  journal={Nederlands tijdschrift voor geneeskunde},
  year={2006},
  volume={150 39},
  pages={2133-6}
}
Intensive care units regularly have patients in whom a curative treatment plan is changed to palliative treatment. This does not only concern the medical and technical aspects, but also medical-ethical problems and questions relating to communication and organization. All these play a part in making a correct assessment. It is logical that nurses play an important part in this process as they have the most contact with the patient and his/her family. The optimalization of collaboration between… CONTINUE READING