Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Intensive Care Hotline - Podcast on Medical Futility

A few weeks ago, I blogged about a new website by Australian ICU nurse Patrik Hutzel, Intensive Care Hotline.

Intensive Care Hotline is directed at family members who have a critically ill loved one in Intensive Care.  Hutzel's goal is to empower family members so that they can exercise power, influence decision making and stay in control of this challenging and difficult situation.   

I recently did a podcast with Patrik Hutzel on medical futility.  He is well-informed and asked great questions.  My answers may be equally intelligent.

5 comments:

Carol Cross said...

Unfortunately, I couldn't get this Podcast down but I did get the one from a few weeks ago where Patrik, only, was talking about EOL decisions in ICU. I so wanted to hear your comments, Professor Pope.

I was gratified to hear rhat Patrik brought up the "business aspects" and "costs" of EOL care in Australian ICUs.

I still believe, however, that the elderly/disabled in the USA who have exceeded DRG Caps and/or with terminal illnesses are often involuntarily euthanized with covert and overt DNR Code status and don't even get into ICU at the end-of-life.

Carol Cross said...

Unfortunately, I couldn't get this Podcast down but I did get the one from a few weeks ago where Patrik, only, was talking about EOL decisions in ICU. I so wanted to hear your comments, Professor Pope.

I was gratified to hear rhat Patrik brought up the "business aspects" and "costs" of EOL care in Australian ICUs.

I still believe, however, that the elderly/disabled in the USA who have exceeded DRG Caps and/or with terminal illnesses are often involuntarily euthanized with covert and overt DNR Code status and don't even get into ICU at the end-of-life.

Carol Cross said...

Unfortunately, I couldn't get this Podcast down but I did get the one from a few weeks ago where Patrik, only, was talking about EOL decisions in ICU. I so wanted to hear your comments, Professor Pope.

I was gratified to hear rhat Patrik brought up the "business aspects" and "costs" of EOL care in Australian ICUs.

I still believe, however, that the elderly/disabled in the USA who have exceeded DRG Caps and/or with terminal illnesses are often involuntarily euthanized with covert and overt DNR Code status and don't even get into ICU at the end-of-life.

Carol Cross said...

Unfortunately, I couldn't get this Podcast down but I did get the one from a few weeks ago where Patrik, only, was talking about EOL decisions in ICU. I so wanted to hear your comments, Professor Pope.

I was gratified to hear rhat Patrik brought up the "business aspects" and "costs" of EOL care in Australian ICUs.

I still believe, however, that the elderly/disabled in the USA who have exceeded DRG Caps and/or with terminal illnesses are often involuntarily euthanized with covert and overt DNR Code status and don't even get into ICU at the end-of-life.

Carol Cross said...

Unfortunately, I couldn't get this Podcast down but I did get the one from a few weeks ago where Patrik, only, was talking about EOL decisions in ICU. I so wanted to hear your comments, Professor Pope.

I was gratified to hear rhat Patrik brought up the "business aspects" and "costs" of EOL care in Australian ICUs.

I still believe, however, that the elderly/disabled in the USA who have exceeded DRG Caps and/or with terminal illnesses are often involuntarily euthanized with covert and overt DNR Code status and don't even get into ICU at the end-of-life.