Dying with Dignity

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Donald D. Kautz, Associate Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: Family members are often unaware of what to expect when a loved one is admitted to the ICU. They experience many emotions—sadness, anger, defensiveness, and fear, especially when the patient isn't expected to live. Approximately 20% of all deaths in the United States occur in an ICU, and the majority of these deaths are the result of the decision to withdraw life support.

Additional Information

Nursing 2014 Critical Care, 9(1), 48
Language: English
Date: 2014
Nursing, Intensive Care Unit, Comfort Care

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