The use of informed assent in withholding cardiopulmonary resuscitation in the ICU.


Ms. Rose’s family had gathered in the intensive care unit conference room. Her three sons and daughter all looked haggard; their mother’s advancing lung cancer had led to a long stay in the intensive care unit (ICU). This was the second conference since their mother was intubated a week before. After that meeting, she’d done well with treatments, and the… (More)
DOI: 10.1001/virtualmentor.2012.14.7.ecas3-1207