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Palliative care in the intensive-care unit (ICU)

Valerie Schulz

in Palliative Medicine: A case-based manual

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199694143
eISBN:
9780191739255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199694143.003.0146
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter includes a case study to illustrate the necessary skills, attitudes, and knowledge required to integrate palliative care into the ICU. It puts forth several issues such as: Is the ICU a ... More


Music Therapy and Parent–Infant Bonding

Jane Edwards (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199580514
eISBN:
9780191728730
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580514.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Music therapy is an internationally recognized field of professional evidence-based practice. Qualified music therapists use the engaging, non-verbal aspects of music to create relationships in which ... More


The Intensive Care Unit

Susan P. Shapiro

in Speaking for the Dying: Life-and-Death Decisions in Intensive Care

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226615608
eISBN:
9780226615882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226615882.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter introduces the intensive care unit—its rooms, technology, actors, sights and sounds, rhythms, and routines. It describes the personnel who work there—nurses, physicians, pharmacists, ... More


Where Night Is Day: The World of the ICU

James Kelly

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451683
eISBN:
9780801467653
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451683.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This book is a nonfiction narrative grounded in the day-by-day, hour-by-hour rhythms of an intensive care unit (ICU) in a teaching hospital in the heart of New Mexico. It takes place over a ... More


The Voyage into the Sea of Critical Illness

James Kelly

in Where Night Is Day: The World of the ICU

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451683
eISBN:
9780801467653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451683.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

In this chapter, the author reflects on the daily and hourly activities of the doctors and nurses in the intensive care unit (ICU) where he works. He describes the ICU as pure medicine and a nursing ... More


Caring

James Kelly

in Where Night Is Day: The World of the ICU

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451683
eISBN:
9780801467653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451683.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

In this chapter, the author talks about the kind of caring provided by nurses to patients in the intensive care unit (ICU). He begins by discussing how nursing as a profession has tried to separate ... More


Holding Life and Death in Their Hands

Susan P. Shapiro

in Speaking for the Dying: Life-and-Death Decisions in Intensive Care

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226615608
eISBN:
9780226615882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226615882.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

Seventy percent of Americans age 60 or over requiring decisions about treatment in the final days of life lack capacity to make these decisions. The biggest life-and-death decisions of their ... More


Epilogue

James Kelly

in Where Night Is Day: The World of the ICU

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451683
eISBN:
9780801467653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451683.003.0015
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

In this epilogue, the author recalls his conversation with some residents with whom he worked in the intensive care unit (ICU) in the New Mexico teaching hospital and now were leaving because it was ... More


Inference, or how to deduce conclusions from data

Odo Diekmann, Hans Heesterbeek, and Tom Britton

in Mathematical Tools for Understanding Infectious Disease Dynamics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155395
eISBN:
9781400845620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155395.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology

This chapter describes methods for making inferences about key epidemiological parameters from available data. The chapter presents the powerful statistical method called maximum-likelihood (ML) ... More


Speaking for the Dying: Life-and-Death Decisions in Intensive Care

Susan P. Shapiro

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226615608
eISBN:
9780226615882
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226615882.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

Seventy percent of Americans age 60 or over requiring decisions about medical treatment in the final days of life lack capacity to make these decisions. The biggest life-and-death decisions of their ... More


One More Day

James Kelly

in Where Night Is Day: The World of the ICU

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451683
eISBN:
9780801467653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451683.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

In this chapter, the author describes what a typical day is like in the intensive care unit (ICU). He first reflects on the history of medicine and how it progressed to a sovereign profession, to a ... More


Dying

James Kelly

in Where Night Is Day: The World of the ICU

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451683
eISBN:
9780801467653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451683.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter explores the notion of death and dying from the perspective of nurses working in the intensive care unit (ICU). It begins by considering the work done by ethnographers, with particular ... More


Into the NICU

Dána-Ain Davis

in Reproductive Injustice: Racism, Pregnancy, and Premature Birth

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781479812271
eISBN:
9781479805662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479812271.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter offers ethnographic insight into the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), a space that is largely inaccessible to the general population. The chapter describes the physical space of the ... More


They Tell Us Everything

James Kelly

in Where Night Is Day: The World of the ICU

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451683
eISBN:
9780801467653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451683.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter argues that nothing is hidden from nursing in the intensive care unit (ICU), as opposed to medicine which sees the world of illness as a “silent world.” It first reflects on the ... More


The End

Susan P. Shapiro

in Speaking for the Dying: Life-and-Death Decisions in Intensive Care

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226615608
eISBN:
9780226615882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226615882.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

How does the ICU admission end? The chapter reports that more than half the patients in the study died and not even a third were discharged home or to a nursing home or rehabilitation facility (many ... More


Diagnosis, Diagnosis, Diagnosis

James Kelly

in Where Night Is Day: The World of the ICU

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451683
eISBN:
9780801467653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451683.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

In this chapter, the author reflects on the importance of diagnosis in medicine. He first describes almshouses that functioned like hospitals in America before citing one thing that makes the ... More


Nursing Isn’t a Journey

James Kelly

in Where Night Is Day: The World of the ICU

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451683
eISBN:
9780801467653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451683.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

In this chapter, the author argues that nursing isn't a journey like medicine. He begins by providing a brief background on the history of the medical profession, saying that doctors haven't always ... More


Can They Hear?

James Kelly

in Where Night Is Day: The World of the ICU

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451683
eISBN:
9780801467653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451683.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter considers one question that a family of the patient in the intensive care unit (ICU) wants to ask: whether the doctor can hear. It first discusses Michel de Certeau's claim that people ... More


Introduction

Dána-Ain Davis

in Reproductive Injustice: Racism, Pregnancy, and Premature Birth

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781479812271
eISBN:
9781479805662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479812271.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

The introduction sheds light on the crisis of premature birth among Black women. It lays out the theoretical terrain on which premature birth is generally understood and develops the rationale of ... More


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