End-of-life issues in the acute and critically ill patient.

Eric A. Savory, Catherine A. Marco

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The challenges of end-of-life care require emergency physicians to utilize a multifaceted and dynamic skill set. Such skills include medical therapies to relieve pain and other symptoms near the end-of-life. Physicians must also demonstrate aptitude in comfort care, communication, cultural competency, and ethical principles. It is imperative that emergency physicians demonstrate a fundamental understanding of end-of-life issues in order to employ the versatile, multidisciplinary approach required to provide the highest quality end-of-life care for patients and their families.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)21
Number of pages1
JournalScandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
StatePublished - 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine


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