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  • Book
    David W. Crippen, editor.
    Digital : Springer2008
    Introduction -- Chapter 1. Multinational Perspectives on End-of-Life Issues in the Intensive Care Unit -- The United States -- Canada -- New Zealand -- United Kingdom -- Communicating to family: the Israeli perspective -- Maria and the good death: the Latin American view -- The Greek perspective -- The South African perspective -- A perspective from India -- Japan -- Chapter 2. Critical Illness and End-of-Life Issues: A Global View -- An evaluation of international medical ethics at the end of life -- Communication in the Intensive Care Unit -- End-of Life issues in the critically ill: a global perspective -- Chapter 3. Death in a Lonely Place: Pathophysiology of the Dying Patient -- Chapter 4. The History of the Definition(s) of Death: From the 18th Century to the 20th Century -- Chapter 5. What It Feels Like to Live and Die on Prolonged Life Support -- Chapter 6. Who's in Charge in the Intensive Care Unit? -- Chapter 7. Dealing with Difficult Surrogates -- Erring on the side of autonomy -- Erring on the side of reason -- Healthcare providers' contribution to the problem of futility -- Chapter 8. Emotions in the Intensive Care Unit -- Chapter 9. The Role of Ethics Committees in End-of-Life Care -- Chapter 10. Medical Liability Issues in Dealing with Critical Care Patients in the End-of-Life Situation -- Chapter 11. End-of-Life Issues and United States Politics -- Chapter 12. Comments from Ancillary Healthcare Providers -- My experiences with end-of-life as a bedside-nurse -- A Chaplain's perspective -- Pharmacotherapy considerations during end-of-life care of critically ill adults -- Chapter 13. The Intensive Care Unit of the Future -- Afterword.