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Critical Connections Archives

Critical Connections was launched in 2003. Articles organized by clinical topic also are available at

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Critical Connections was launched in 2003. For access to articles published before 2017, please contact Melissa Nielsen.

2017 - August 4 - Diversity

Discrimination and Racial Hostility in the ICU
This article addresses the ethics of discrimination and racial hostility in the ICU.   
The Consultation Conundrum
Learn about how consultations are coded in critical care. 
Rising Drug Costs
This article addresses rising drug costs. 
Improving the Critical Care Experience of LGBTQ Patients and Families
Learn about how to improve the critical care experience of LGBTQ patients and families.   
Tackling Practice Challenges
Learn how the Intensivists In Practice Committee address the needs of clinicians practicing in the nonuniversity setting.   
Women in Critical Care Medicine
This article addresses the issue of gender disparity in critical care.   
Socioeconomic Status and Advance Care Planning in the ICU
Learn about socioeconomic status and advance care planning in the intensive care unit.   
Culturally Appropriate End-of-Life Care
Read about cultural considerations in end-of-life-care decisions.   
President's Message - Achieving Goals for Diversity
In this article, Society President Ruth M. Kleinpell, RN-CS, PhD, FCCM, discusses the Society's commitment to diversity.