2008

End-of-Life Communication in the ICU

A Global Perspective

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ISBN: 978-0-387-72965-7 (Print) 978-0-387-72966-4 (Online)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xx

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    Book Chapter

    Pages 1-33

    Multinational Perspectives on End-of-Life Issues in the Intensive Care Unit

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    Pages 34-44

    Critical Illness and End-of-Life Issues: A Global View

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    Pages 45-64

    Death in a Lonely Place: Pathophysiology of the Dying Patient

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    Pages 65-78

    The History of the Definition(s)of Death: From the 18th Century to the 20th Century

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    Pages 79-85

    What It Feels Like to Live and Die on Prolonged Life Support

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    Pages 86-92

    Who's in Charge in the Intensive Care Unit?

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    Pages 93-106

    Dealing with Difficult Surrogates

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    Pages 107-113

    Emotions in the Intensive Care Unit

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    Pages 114-120

    The Role of Ethics Committees in End-of-Life Care

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    Pages 121-126

    Medical Liability Issues in Dealing with Critical Care Patients in the End-of-Life Situation

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    Pages 127-130

    End-of-Life Issues and United States Politics

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    Pages 131-144

    Comments from Ancillary Healthcare Providers

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    Pages 145-165

    The Intensive Care Unit of the Future

  15. Back Matter

    Pages 166-178