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Three Patients

International Perspective on Intensive Care at the End of Life

Editors: Crippen, David W., Kilcullen, Jack K., Kelly, David F. (Eds.)

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This volume explores how the scarce resources of intensive care units should be distributed. Three hypothetical patients, each with a different chance of survival, desire intensive care. A multinational panel of experienced critical care physicians offers assessments of the patients' conditions and outlines approaches to treatment. These approaches are then examined by academic medical experts and a medical ethicist, as well as from a legal perspective. The result is a well-rounded and introspective look at care for critically ill patients at or near the end of life.

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"this book provides a very interesting and stimulating dialogue on the increasingly complex end-of-life issues that are so relevant to the practice of intensive care medicine."
(Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, October (2002)

Table of contents (29 chapters)

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eBook $129.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4615-0939-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
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  • ISBN 978-0-7923-7671-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $169.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4613-5314-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Three Patients
Book Subtitle
International Perspective on Intensive Care at the End of Life
Editors
  • David W. Crippen
  • Jack K. Kilcullen
  • David F. Kelly
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4615-0939-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4615-0939-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-7671-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4613-5314-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 278
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