The teleo-affective limits of end-of-life care in the intensive care unit.

@article{Iedema2005TheTL,
  title={The teleo-affective limits of end-of-life care in the intensive care unit.},
  author={Rick Iedema and Roslyn J Sorensen and Jeffrey Braithwaite and Arthas Flabouris and Liz Turnbull},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={60 4},
  pages={
          845-57
        }
}
This paper explores the relevance of a specific kind of sensed connectedness or 'teleo-affectivity' to the organisation and enactment of end-of-life care. Referred to as heedful inter-relating, this teleo-affective connectedness has been found to occur among employees as they carry out their highly complex and dangerous work. This paper focuses on the proposals put in the literature for confronting the complexity of end-of-life care in the intensive care unit (ICU), and inquires into the… CONTINUE READING
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