Research Article| Volume 2, ISSUE 1, P101-109, January 1986

Ethical Decision Making and the Critical Care Team

  • Douglas N. Walton
    Corresponding author: Department of Philosophy, 609 Lockhart Hall, University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2E9 Canada
    Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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  • Neil Donen
    Assistant Professor of Medicine and Anaesthesia, University of Manitoba; and Director, Critical Care Services, St. Boniface General Hospital, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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      This article studies the process of decision making used to arrive at decisions to withdraw treatment in the adult and neonatal intensive care unit. The emerging role of team decision making is described as a cumulative process of dialogue between the health care team and the patient’s family (including the patient in some cases).
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