UMass Chan AffiliationsDepartment of Medicine
extra corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)
mechanical circulatory support
Bioethics and Medical Ethics
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AbstractThe immense increase of patients treated with extra corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) in the last few years, along with the uncertainty of outcomes as well as the lack of clarity on the intended treatment direction, these situations which are considered by some to be just delaying of death and even worse than death. These circumstances create disagreements among surrogates, and between health care providers and surrogates, and emerge unique ethical challenges about the use of this new technology. In this article we discuss these challenging questions.
SourceAnn Palliat Med. 2017 May 5. pii: apm.2017.03.11. doi: 10.21037/apm.2017.03.11. Link to article on publisher's site
Permanent Link to this Itemhttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.14038/40359