Providing palliative care for patients receiving mechanical ventilation. Part I: Invasive and non-invasive ventilation


Journal Article (Review)

Intensive care units (ICUs) provide care to many patients who ultimately die while receiving, or after withdrawal of, mechanical ventilation. During the transition from curative to palliative care, it is important to emphasise comfort and symptoms' relief. This includes management of the mechanical ventilator. This review outlines a framework for symptoms-based ventilation of the critically ill patient. A future paper will address withdrawal of mechanical ventilation.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Cox, CE; Govert, JA; Shanawani, H; Abernethy, AP

Published Date

  • June 30, 2005

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 13 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 63 - 69

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0969-9260

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1179/096992605X42404

Citation Source

  • Scopus