Caring for Dying People in Critical Care
This chapter explores issues of caring for dying people in critical care through interviews with doctors and nurses in general adult critical-care units in the United Kingdom (Seymour 2001). It concludes with some recommendations for the care of dying people in the challenging environment of critical care.
- Caring and coping with death in critical care
- Separation of personal and professional self
- Comfort for the dying person
- Disclosure of information to patients' families
- Protecting the team