An overview of end–of–life issues in the intensive care unit

@inproceedings{Papadimos2011AnOO,
  title={An overview of end–of–life issues in the intensive care unit},
  author={Thomas J Papadimos and Yasdet Maldonado and Ravi S. Tripathi and Deven S Kothari and Andrew L. Rosenberg},
  booktitle={International journal of critical illness and injury science},
  year={2011}
}
  • Thomas J Papadimos, Yasdet Maldonado, +2 authors Andrew L. Rosenberg
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    International journal of…
    2011
  • Medicine
  • The population of the earth is aging, and as medical techniques, pharmaceuticals, and devices push the boundaries of human physiological capabilities, more humans will go on to live longer. However, this prolonged existence may involve incapacities, particularly at the end-of-life, and especially in the intensive care unit. This arena involves not only patients and families, but also care givers. It involves topics from economics to existentialism, and surgery to spiritualism. It requires… CONTINUE READING

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