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ICU Cornestone: a lecture that changed my practice.

Authors
  • Fisher, Malcolm
Type
Published Article
Journal
Critical care (London, England)
Publication Date
Oct 01, 2002
Volume
6
Issue
5
Pages
403–404
Identifiers
PMID: 12398777
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

In 1982, the author attended a lecture by Professor Joseph Civetta dealing with the concept that, at times, the goal of care should be comfort rather than cure, and that inappropriate care prolonged dying and suffering. Efforts to improve end-of-life care subsequent to this had effects on care at a local level and at a state level. Intensive care providers should be leaders in the provision of appropriate and compassionate care at the end of life.

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