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doi: 10.1097/DCC.0b013e318280833b

Bedside Nurse Involvement in End-of-Life Decision Making: A Brief Review of the Literature

Erickson, Jodi MSN, BA, RN

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Bedside nurses in the critical care setting deal with death on a regular basis. Historically, end-of-life decision making has been addressed by physicians with the family and patient, yet nurses may be a better resource for families during the decision-making process. The purpose of this article was to provide a brief review of literature surrounding end-of-life decision making. As patient advocates, nurses should be more actively involved with facilitating the end-of-life decision-making process for critically ill patients and their families.

© 2013 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.


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