Emotional Impact of End-of-Life Decisions on Professional Relationships in the ICU: An Obstacle to Collegiality?

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Date publication

septembre 2017


Critical care medicine


Membres identifiés du Cancéropôle Est :
Pr BONNET Magalie, Pr LAURENT Alexandra

Tous les auteurs :
Laurent A, Bonnet M, Capellier G, Aslanian P, Hebert P


End-of-life decisions are not only common in the ICU but also frequently elicit strong feelings among health professionals. Even though we seek to develop more collegial interprofessional approaches to care and health decision-making, there are many barriers to successfully managing complex decisions. The aim of this study is to better understand how emotions influence the end-of-life decision-making process among professionals working in ICU.

Mots clés

Adult, Canada, Decision Making, Emotions, Female, Humans, Intensive Care Units, Interprofessional Relations, Interviews as Topic, Male, Medical Staff, Hospital, psychology, Middle Aged, Nursing Staff, Hospital, psychology, Qualitative Research, Terminal Care, psychology


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