Surveys of Clinician Attitudes and Practices

Promoting Excellence : 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; 9:36-42.

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 1993; 83:14-23.

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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