Is Worldwide Consensus on End-of-life Care Attainable?
The principle that dying patients should be treated with respect and compassion is broadly accepted among healthcare professionals; however, medical practices for end-of-life care differ around the world. These great differences in treating the critically ill warrant agreement regarding major ethical principles. Dr. Charles L. Sprung will review differences in end-of-life practices in different countries, religions and cultures, and will describe the WELPICUS study, which developed consensus for end-of-life care, delineating where there is and is not consensus.
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Medical Students and other interested healthcare professionals.
- Recognize the religious and cultural differences noted for end-of-life decisions in the ICU.
- Identify the differences in end-of-life decision making around the world.
- Describe the end-of-life issues where worldwide consensus was and was not developed.
Charles Sprung, M.D., J.D.
Director Emeritus, General Intensive Care Unit
Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center
Professor Charles Sprung, M.D., has indicated that he is a consultant with Data and Monitoring Committee, Phase III Sepsis Study, Asahi Kasei Pharma America.
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