Who is attending? End-of-life decision making in the intensive care unit.

@article{Baggs2012WhoIA,
  title={Who is attending? End-of-life decision making in the intensive care unit.},
  author={Judith G Baggs and Madeline H. Schmitt and Thomas J. Prendergast and S A Norton and Craig R. Sellers and Jill R Quinn and Nancy Press},
  journal={Journal of palliative medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={15 1},
  pages={56-62}
}
PURPOSE Traditional expectations of the single attending physician who manages a patient's care do not apply in today's intensive care units (ICUs). Although many physicians and other professionals have adapted to the complexity of multiple attendings, ICU patients and families often expect the traditional, single physician model, particularly at the time of end-of-life decision making (EOLDM). Our purpose was to examine the role of ICU attending physicians in different types of ICUs and the… CONTINUE READING

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