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Guidelines for end-of-life and palliative care in Indian intensive care units' ISCCM consensus ethical position statement

In Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
Contributor(s): Uttam R | Todi SK | Rajagopalan R | Prayag S | Myatra SN | Khilnani P | Kapadia F | Divatia JV | Chawla R | Amin P | raj.rkmjs@gmail.com | Mani RK.
Material type: materialTypeLabelArticleSeries: Vol 16 Issues 3.Publisher: 2012Description: 166-181.Subject(s): cultural variations | end-of-life care in India | palliative care | ethical issues | medical futility | terminal care | intensive care | withdrawal and withholding | DNR directives | End-of-life careOnline resources: Click here to access online In: Indian Journal of Critical Care MedicineSummary: Purpose To develop an ethical framework and practical procedure for limiting inappropriate therapeutic interventions to improve the quality of care of the dying in the intensive care unit through a professional consensus process. Evidence Since the publication of the last guideline in 2005, [1] there has been an exponential increase in empirical information and discussion on the subject. The literature reviewed address key surveys, observational studies, randomized controlled and interventional studies as well as guidelines and recommendations for education and quality improvement from all over the world and India. Established and evolving bioethical and medico-legal opinions in the world and in India are also included in this review. Materials and Methods Proposals from the Chair were debated and recommendations were formulated through a consensus process. The members of the Committee took into account the established ethical principles and procedural practices elsewhere in the world, incorporating t
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Purpose
To develop an ethical framework and practical procedure for limiting inappropriate therapeutic interventions to improve the quality of care of the dying in the intensive care unit through a professional consensus process.
Evidence
Since the publication of the last guideline in 2005, [1] there has been an exponential increase in empirical information and discussion on the subject. The literature reviewed address key surveys, observational studies, randomized controlled and interventional studies as well as guidelines and recommendations for education and quality improvement from all over the world and India. Established and evolving bioethical and medico-legal opinions in the world and in India are also included in this review.
Materials and Methods
Proposals from the Chair were debated and recommendations were formulated through a consensus process. The members of the Committee took into account the established ethical principles and procedural practices elsewhere in the world, incorporating t

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