Intensive care, mechanical ventilation, dialysis, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation: Implications for the patient with cancer

Jeffrey S. Groeger, Rashmi N. Aurora

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Abstract

The broad range in mortality rates seen in the critically ill cancer population reflects the fact that cancer is a heterogeneous disease, affecting a heterogeneous population at different stages of care. Patients, families, and physicians frequently agonize about the utility of CPR and ICU care and whether this care should be offered. Understanding the goals of care, respecting autonomy, and knowing the likelihood of benefits and burdens of these interventions are critical in making these difficult decisions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)791-803
Number of pages13
JournalCritical care clinics
Volume17
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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