Advance directives in an intensive care unit: experiences and recommendations of critical care nurses and physicians.

@article{Gutierrez2012AdvanceDI,
  title={Advance directives in an intensive care unit: experiences and recommendations of critical care nurses and physicians.},
  author={Karen M Gutierrez},
  journal={Critical care nursing quarterly},
  year={2012},
  volume={35 4},
  pages={396-409}
}
AIM OF STUDY This study explored the experiences of critical care nurses and physicians with advance directives (ADs) in an intensive care unit (ICU) to identify the benefits and limitations of ADs and recommendations for improvement. METHODS, SETTING, AND SUBJECTS This descriptive study, obtained by ethnographic means, was implemented in a 22-bed adult medical-surgical ICU in a large community hospital in the Midwestern United States. Subjects included 14 critical care nurses, 7 attending… CONTINUE READING
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