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Anasthesiol Intensivmed Notfallmed Schmerzther. 2013 Apr;48(4):216-23. doi: 10.1055/s-0033-1343753. Epub 2013 Apr 30.

[Definitions, decision-making and documentation in end of life situations in the intensive care unit].

[Article in German]

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Multidisziplinäre Arbeitsgruppe (ARGE) Ethik in Anästhesie und Intensivmedizin der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Anästhesiologie, Reanimation, Intensivmedizin, Medizinische Universität Innsbruck.

Abstract

The present work provides assistance for physicians concerning decision making in clinical borderline situations in the ICU. Based on a structured checklist the two fundamental aspects of any medical decision, the medical indication and the patient's preference are queried in a systematic way. Four possible steps of withholding and/or withdrawing therapy are discussed. Finally, recommendations regarding appropriate documentation of end of life decisions are provided.

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10.1055/s-0033-1343753
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