Feasibility of conducting prospective observational research on critically ill, dying patients in the intensive care unit.

@article{Beinum2017FeasibilityOC,
  title={Feasibility of conducting prospective observational research on critically ill, dying patients in the intensive care unit.},
  author={Amanda van Beinum and Laura Hornby and Sonny Dhanani and Roxanne Ward and Jane Chambers-Evans and Kusum Menon},
  journal={Journal of medical ethics},
  year={2017},
  volume={43 1},
  pages={
          47-51
        }
}
Studying patients during the end of life is important, as it has the potential to lead to improvements in care for the dying. For patients who die after a controlled withdrawal of life-sustaining therapies in the intensive care unit, information about the natural history of death and the process of removing life support has additionally led to advances in practice for deceased organ donation. However, this unique population of severely critically ill and imminently dying patients has been… CONTINUE READING

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