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Name of Media:
The Critical Care Experience
Cheryl J. Misak
Publisher or Source:
AMERICAN JOURNAL OF RESPIRATORY AND CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE
Type of Media:
Media Originally for:
Critical Care Physicians, Nurses and/or Other Critical Care Medical Professionals
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Primary Focus of Media:
Pre-Use of PICS Designation
This short article is written “from the inside”: from the perspective of someone who has spent weeks in an intensive care unit (ICU) with acute respiratory distress syndrome, severe sepsis, and multiple organ failure. My life was saved by highly skilled and compassionate physicians and nurses. I am also an academic philosopher and I was struck by how certain assumptions made by these physicians and nurses might be improved. I offer the following suggestions about patient autonomy and about the transition out of the ICU against a background of profound gratitude and respect for those who work in critical care.
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