Negotiating natural death in intensive care.

@article{Seymour2000NegotiatingND,
  title={Negotiating natural death in intensive care.},
  author={Jane E Seymour},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={2000},
  volume={51 8},
  pages={
          1241-52
        }
}
Recent empirical evidence of barriers to palliative care in acute hospital settings shows that dying patients may receive invasive medical treatments immediately before death, in spite of evidence of their poor prognosis being available to clinicians. The difficulties of ascertaining treatment preferences, predicting the trajectory of dying in critically ill people, and assessing the degree to which further interventions are futile are well documented. Further, enduring ethical complexities… CONTINUE READING

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