End-of-life decision-making and satisfaction with care: parental perspectives.

  title={End-of-life decision-making and satisfaction with care: parental perspectives.},
  author={Kathleen L. Meert and Celia S Thurston and Ashok P. Sarnaik},
  journal={Pediatric critical care medicine : a journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies},
  volume={1 2},
OBJECTIVES To evaluate parents' perceptions of the process by which decisions are made to limit or withdraw life support from critically ill children, and to evaluate parents' perceptions of their child's death in the pediatric intensive care unit (ICU) and their satisfaction with the care provided. DESIGN Survey. SETTING University teaching hospital. PARTICIPANTS Seventy-eight parents who experienced the death of a child in the ICU between January 1, 1995 and June 30, 1998… CONTINUE READING