Surveys of Clinician
Attitudes and Practices
Comprehensive Bibliography and Resource Page for Critical Care
End-of-Life Issues:Surveys of Clinician
Attitudes and Practices
Attitudes of critical care medicine professionals
concerning forgoing life-sustaining treatments. The Society of Critical Care Medicine
Ethics Committee. Crit Care Med 1992; 20:320-6.
Asch DA. The role of critical care nurses in euthanasia
and assisted suicide. N Engl J Med 1996; 334:1374-9.
Asch DA, DeKay ML. Euthanasia among US critical care nurses.
Practices, attitudes, and social and professional correlates. Med Care 1997; 35:890-900.
Asch DA, Hansen-Flaschen J, Lanken PN. Decisions to limit
or continue life-sustaining treatment by critical care physicians in the United
States: conflicts between physicians' practices and patients' wishes. Am J Respir
Crit Care Med 1995; 151:288-92.
Asch DA, Shea JA, Jedrziewski MK, Bosk CL. The limits of
suffering: critical care nurses' views of hospital care at the end of life. Soc
Sci Med 1997; 45:1661-8.
Burns JP, Mitchell C, Griffith JL, Truog RD. End-of-life
care in the pediatric intensive care unit: attitudes and practices of pediatric
critical care physicians and nurses. Crit Care Med 2001; 29:658-64.
Cuttini M, Kaminski M, Saracci R, de Vonderweid U. The EURONIC
Project: a European concerted action on information to parents and ethical decision-making
in neonatal intensive care. Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 1997; 11:461-74.
Cuttini M, Nadai M, Kaminski M, et al. End-of-life decisions
in neonatal intensive care: physicians' self- reported practices in seven European
countries. EURONIC Study Group. Lancet 2000; 355:2112-8.
Hanson LC, Danis M, Garrett JM, Mutran E. Who decides? Physicians'
willingness to use life-sustaining treatment. Arch Intern Med 1996; 156:785-9.
Keenan HT, Diekema DS, O'Rourke PP, Cummings P, Woodrum
DE. Attitudes toward limitation of support in a pediatric intensive care unit. Crit
Care Med 2000; 28:1590-4.
Kirchhoff KT, Beckstrand RL. Critical care nurses' perceptions
of obstacles and helpful behaviors in providing end-of-life care to dying patients.
Am J Crit Care 2000; 9:96-105.
Kirchhoff KT, Spuhler V, Walker L, Hutton A, Cole BV, Clemmer
T. Intensive care nurses' experiences with end-of-life care. Am J Crit Care 2000;
McClement SE, Degner LF. Expert nursing behaviors in care
of the dying adult in the intensive care unit. Heart Lung 1995; 24:408-19.
Puntillo KA, Benner P, Drought T, et al. End-of-life issues
in intensive care units: a national random survey of nurses' knowledge and beliefs.
Am J Crit Care 2001; 10:216-29.
Rebagliato M, Cuttini M, Broggin L, et al. Neonatal end-of-life
decision making: Physicians' attitudes and relationship with self-reported practices
in 10 European countries. Jama 2000; 284:2451-9.
Solomon MZ, O'Donnell L, Jennings B, et al. Decisions near
the end of life: professional views on life-sustaining treatments. Am J Public Health
van der Heide A, van der Maas PJ, van der Wal G, et al.
Medical end-of-life decisions made for neonates and infants in the Netherlands.
Lancet 1997; 350:251-5.
van der Heide A, van der Maas PJ, van der Wal G, Kollee
LA, de Leeuw R. Using potentially life-shortening drugs in neonates and infants.
Crit Care Med 2000; 28:2595-9.
Vincent JL. Forgoing life support in western European intensive
care units: the results of an ethical questionnaire. Crit Care Med 1999; 27:1626-33.
Walter SD, Cook DJ, Guyatt GH, et al. Confidence in life-support
decisions in the intensive care unit: a survey of healthcare workers. Canadian Critical
Care Trials Group. Crit Care Med 1998; 26:44-9.
Wilson WC, Smedira NG, Fink C, McDowell JA, Luce JM. Ordering
and administration of sedatives and analgesics during the withholding and withdrawal
of life support from critically ill patients. Jama 1992; 267:949-53.
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