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Category: Ethics and End of Life

SCCM Pod-191 CCM: Perceptions of Organ Donation

Michael Weinstein, MD, FACS, FCCP, speaks with Joanne L. Hart, MD, about her article published in the September Critical Care Medicine, “Perceptions of Organ Donation After Circulatory Determination of Death Among Critical Care Physicians and Nurses: A National Survey.”

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SCCM Pod-147 Daily Predictions of Death in the Medical ICU

William Meadow, MD, PhD, discusses an article published in the March Critical Care Medicine titled, “Power and Limitations of Daily Prognostications of Death in the Medical ICU.”

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SCCM Pod-144 Message from the 2011 President

Society of Critical Care Medicine president Pamela A. Lipsett, MD, MHPE, FCCM, discusses her professional background and research interests during an engaging conversation that touches on cutting-edge topics, including quality of life after a stay in the intensive care unit, t...

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SCCM Pod-134 CCM: Resolving End-of-Life Conflicts in the ICU

John M. Luce, MD, FCCM, discusses his latest article, “A History of Resolving Conflicts Over End-of-Life Care in Intensive Care Units in the United States,” published in the August 2010 issue of Critical Care Medicine.

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SCCM Pod-115 PCCM: Difficult Conversations in the Pediatric ICU

Elaine Meyer, RN, PhD, discusses a paper published recently in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, titled “Difficult Conversations: Improving Communication Skills and Relational Abilities in Healthcare.”

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SCCM Pod-114 CCM: Why Not Physician-Assisted Death

Constantine A. Manthous, MD, associate clinical professor of medicine at Bridgeport Hospital and Yale University School of Medicine in Connecticut, discusses his article published in the April 2009 issue of Critical Care Medicine, “Why Not Physician-Assisted Death?”

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Opioids: Crisis in Healthcare and Society

The Society of Critical Care Medicine's Critical Care Congress features internationally renowned faculty and content sessions highlighting the most up-to-date, evidence-based developments in critical care medicine. This is a presentation from the 2019 Critical Care Congress on...

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Implicit Versus Explicit Limitation of Scarce Critical Care Resources

This article was first published in the Summer 2021 issue of Critical Connections . This article provides a case example and ethical analysis of implicit versus explicit limitation of scarce critical care resources.

Donation After Circulatory Death With Normothermic Regional Perfusion: A Brief Ethical Analysis

This article was first published in the Spring 2021 issue of Critical Connections. A 24-year-old man was brought to a trauma center after sustaining a devastating head injury during a motor vehicle collision. Weeks later, he remains intubated and unresponsive. Although he does...

Managing Refusal to Accept a Brain Death Diagnosis: A Care Ethics Approach

This article was first published in the Winter 2021 issue of Critical Connections . A man in his early twenties was transferred to the intensive care unit (ICU) by his father for a second opinion after sustaining a gunshot wound to the head.

Ethics and Moral Distress Consultation Shape an Institutional Approach

This article was originally published in the Summer 2020 Issue of  Critical Connections .

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Promoting Compassionate and Culturally Sensitive ICU Care for Racial, Ethnic, and Other Minorities

The Society of Critical Care Medicine's Critical Care Congress features internationally renowned faculty and content sessions highlighting the most up-to-date, evidence-based developments in critical care medicine. This is a presentation from the 47th Critical Care Congress on...

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Ethics of Outbreaks Position Statement

Outbreaks of disease, especially those that are declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, present substantial ethical challenges. Here we start a discourse (with a continuation of the dialogue in Ethics of Outbreaks Position Statement.

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Stop My Dad’s Suffering: Bridging the Gap Between Comfort Care and Euthanasia

This article was originally published in the November 2019 issue of Critical Connections . Review this case study and analysis about bridging the gap between comfort care and euthanasia. 

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Ethical Challenges and How to Approach Them

This is a presentation from the 2017 Multiprofessional Critical Care Review Course: Adult (MCCRC) on ethical challenges. 

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What Are the Ethical Issues with Drug Shortages in the ICU?

This is a complimentary chapter from the textbook, Critical Care Ethics: A Practice Guide, Third Edition, titled, "What Are the Ethical Issues with Drug Shortages in the ICU?"

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What Are the Ethical Issues in Renal Replacement Therapy?

This is a complimentary chapter from the textbook, Critical Care Ethics: A Practice Guide, Third Edition, titled, "What Are the Ethical Issues in Renal Replacement Therapy?"  

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What Is the Opt-Out Consent for Clinical Research and How Does It Fit With My ICU?

This is a complimentary chapter from the textbook, Critical Care Ethics: A Practice Guide, Third Edition, titled, "What Is the Opt-Out Consent for Clinical Research and How Does It Fit With My ICU?"

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What Is the Opt-Out Consent for Clinical Research and How Does It Fit With My ICU?

This is a complimentary chapter from the textbook, Critical Care Ethics: A Practice Guide, Third Edition, titled, "What Is the Opt-Out Consent for Clinical Research and How Does It Fit With My ICU?"

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How Should I Address Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders in the Surgical Patient?

This is a complimentary chapter from the textbook, Critical Care Ethics: A Practice Guide, Third Edition, titled, "How Should I Address Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders in the Surgical Patient?"  

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