Being an intensive care nurse related to questions of withholding or withdrawing curative treatment.

@article{Hov2007BeingAI,
  title={Being an intensive care nurse related to questions of withholding or withdrawing curative treatment.},
  author={Reidun Hov and Birgitta Hedelin and Elsy E. Athlin},
  journal={Journal of clinical nursing},
  year={2007},
  volume={16 1},
  pages={203-11}
}
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES The aim of the study was to acquire a deeper understanding of what it is to be an intensive care nurse in situations related to questions of withholding or withdrawing curative treatment. BACKGROUND Nurses in intensive care units regularly face critically ill patients. Some patients do not benefit from the treatment and die after days or months of apparent pain and suffering. A general trend is that withdrawal of treatment in intensive care units is increasing. Physicians… CONTINUE READING