[Limitations to care; evaluation of decision making concerning the death of 104 children in a surgical intensive care unit].

OBJECTIVE To analyse the decision-making process concerning withholding and withdrawal of life-sustaining treatment in children who died in a paediatric surgical intensive care unit. DESIGN Retrospective evaluation of medical and nursing records from the period 1988-1992. SETTING Sophia Children's Hospital-University Hospital Rotterdam. METHOD The… CONTINUE READING