Attaining good end-of-life care in intensive care units in Taiwan - The dilemma and the strategy

Shih Yi Lee, Chung Lieh Hung, Jun Hua Lee, Shou Chuan Shih, Yu Ling Weng, Wen Han Chang, Yueh Hsiu Ho, Wen Chu Huang, Yuen Liang Lai

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Abstract

One of the major challenges for intensivists is resolving the conflicting interests in end-of-life care. We reviewed patients' characteristics in an intensive care unit to determine the major barriers of practicing good end-of-life care and the medical ethics involved for the care team to resolve these conflicts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)26-30
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Gerontology
Volume3
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2009

Keywords

  • Double effect
  • Medical ethics
  • Medical futility
  • Uncertainty

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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    Lee, S. Y., Hung, C. L., Lee, J. H., Shih, S. C., Weng, Y. L., Chang, W. H., Ho, Y. H., Huang, W. C., & Lai, Y. L. (2009). Attaining good end-of-life care in intensive care units in Taiwan - The dilemma and the strategy. International Journal of Gerontology, 3(1), 26-30. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1873-9598(09)70017-1