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* Comprehensive Bibliography and Resource Page for Critical Care End-of-Life Issues

Clarke EB, Curtis JR, et al. "Quality indicators for end-of-life care in the intensive care unit." Critical Care Medicine, Volume 31, Number 9, 2003.

Cohen LM, McCue J, Green G. “Do Clinical and Formal Assessments of the Capacity of Patients in the Intensive Care Unit to Make Decisions Agree?” Archives of Internal Medicine, 153: 2481-2485, 1993.
(Baystate Medical Center)

Curtis JR, Burt RA. "Why Are Critical Care Clinicians So Powerfully Distressed by Family Demands for Futile Care?" Journal of Critical Care, 18: 22-24, 2003.

Curtis JR, Cook DJ, et al. "Intensive care unit quality improvement: A 'how-to' guide for the interdisciplinary team." Critical Care Medicine, Volume 33, Number 12, 2005.

Curtis JR, Rubenfeld GD. "Improving Palliative Care For Patients In The Intensive Care Unit." Journal of Palliative Medicine, Volume 8, Number 4, 2005.

Curtis JR, Shannon SE. "Transcending the silos: toward an interdisciplinary approach to end-of-life care in the ICU." Intensive Care Medicine, 32: 15-17, 2006.

Hough CL, Hudson LD, Salud II A, Lahey T, Curtis JR. "Death Rounds: end-of-life discussions among medical residents in the intensive care unit." Journal of Critical Care, 20: 20-25, 2005.

Niermeyer S, Kattwinkel J, Van Reempts P, et al. “International Guidelines for Neonatal Resuscitation: An Excerpt from the Guidelines 2000 for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care: International Consensus on Science.” Pediatrics, 106(3): e29, 2000.
(SMM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital)


Toce SS, Leuthner SR, Dokken DL, Carter B, Catlin A. “Applying Palliative Care Principles to the Care of High Risk Newborns.” In Palliative Care for Infants, Children and Adolescents: A Practical Handbook, Carter B and Levetown M (eds.). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2004.
(SMM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital)


Print Articles
“Designing a Better Place to Die.” Petersen A. Wall Street Journal, April 13, 2004.

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Promoting Excellence in End-of-Life Care was a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation dedicated to long-term changes in health care institutions to substantially improve care for dying people and their families.