Life-Support Technology and the Dying Experience: Implications for Critical-Care Nursing Practice
School of Nursing
The purpose of this article was to explore the historical, social, and philosophical factors related to life-support technology and its effects on patients dying in an intensive care unit environment. The article examines how technology has affected the right of individuals to experience a peaceful death. Implications for nursing practice in critical care are also addressed.
Terminal care; Dying; Life support;
Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing
DOI of Published Version
Browning, Annette M., "Life-Support Technology and the Dying Experience: Implications for Critical-Care Nursing Practice" (2010). Faculty Articles & Research. 594.