Surgeons, intensivists, and the covenant of care: administrative models and values affecting care at the end of life--Updated.

@article{Cassell2003SurgeonsIA,
  title={Surgeons, intensivists, and the covenant of care: administrative models and values affecting care at the end of life--Updated.},
  author={Joan Cassell and Timothy G. Buchman and Stephen Streat and R. Malcolm Stewart},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={31 5},
  pages={1551-7; discussion 1557-9}
}
CONTEXT End-of-life care remains a challenging and complex activity in critical care units. There is little information concerning the influence of administrative models of care delivery on end-of-life care. OBJECTIVE To compare and contrast end-of-life care delivery in intensive care units using "semiclosed," "open," and "closed" administrative models. DESIGN Ethnographic study of three critical care units. SETTING University hospitals in the United States and New Zealand. SUBJECTS… CONTINUE READING
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