I Don’t Want to Be the One Saying ‘We Should Just Let Him Die’: Intrapersonal Tensions Experienced by Surrogate Decision Makers in the ICU

@article{Schenker2012IDW,
  title={I Don’t Want to Be the One Saying ‘We Should Just Let Him Die’: Intrapersonal Tensions Experienced by Surrogate Decision Makers in the ICU},
  author={Mas Yael Schenker and Megan Crowley-Matoka and Daniel Dohan and Greer A. Tiver Mph and Robert M. Arnold and Mas Douglas B. White},
  journal={Journal of General Internal Medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={27},
  pages={1657-1665}
}
Although numerous studies have addressed external factors associated with difficulty in surrogate decision making, intrapersonal sources of tension are an important element of decision making that have received little attention. To characterize key intrapersonal tensions experienced by surrogate decision makers in the intensive care unit (ICU), and explore associated coping strategies. Qualitative interview study. Thirty surrogates from five ICUs at two hospitals in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania… CONTINUE READING
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