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  • End of Life: Treatment Redirection

    What is the role of treatment direction in end-of-life care?

  • End of Life: Reflections on a Good Death

    What is a good death?

  • The Case of Joe

    “Joe” is a 62-year-old building contractor who has been in an ICU for the past 10 weeks. He had gone to his community hospital for bypass surgery (CABG) and aortic valve repair (AVR), and things didn’t go well post-op. His sternal wound became infected with Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).

  • Case Study – A Family Divided

    A forty-five-year-old man with a three-year history of cardiovascular disease has entered the hospital with a stroke that has paralyzed his right side and caused him to aspirate food of any consistency. His mental status is clouded and there is disagreement as to whether he has decisional capacity.