Research into decision-making about the withdrawal of treatment at the end of life in intensive care

19th Apr 2023

Research Study: Withdrawal of life-sustaining treatments in intensive care: An ethical analysis of the experiences and perceptions of the bereaved and health professionals involved in decision-making.

The primary aim of this study is to undertake an empirical ethics investigation of decision-making for the withdrawal of life-sustaining treatments from both bereaved persons’ (be they family, loved ones, carers, or other representatives who were involved) and healthcare professionals’ perspectives. It is anticipated that the findings from this analysis will inform the development of guidelines for ethical practice.   

If you are a doctor or a nurse with more than one year of experience of working in intensive care settings, researchers would like to hear about your experiences and opinions.  Your participation would involve an online interview lasting around 45 minutes. 

If this interests you and you would like to hear more, email

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