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Medical, ethical, and legal aspects of end-of-life dilemmas in the intensive care unit
Cleveland Clinic journal of medicine
Physicians in the intensive care unit face a myriad of ethical dilemmas involving end-of-life care, yet they receive only minimal training about their jurisprudential obligations, and misconceptions about legal responsibilities abound. In particular, significant uncertainty exists among critical care physicians as to ethical and legal obligations for terminally ill patients. This paper presents 3 hypothetical cases to elucidate the medical, ethical, and legal considerations in commondoi:10.3949/ccjm.88a.14126 pmid:34470756 fatcat:siv4b26gpzccddkd6sgi22v42q