From persistence to palliation: limiting active treatment in the ICU

@article{Wiedermann2012FromPT,
  title={From persistence to palliation: limiting active treatment in the ICU},
  author={Christian Josef Wiedermann and Georg Franz Lehner and Michael Joannidis},
  journal={Current Opinion in Critical Care},
  year={2012},
  volume={18},
  pages={693–699}
}
Purpose of reviewEnd-of-life care and communication deficits are important sources of conflicts within ICU teams and with patients or families. This narrative review describes recent studies on how to improve palliative care and surrogate decision-making in ICUs and compares the results with previously published literature on this topic. Recent findingsAwareness and use of end-of-life recommendations is still low. Education about end-of-life is beneficial for end-of-life decisions. Residency… 

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