Palliative extubation: obstacles, challenges and solutions

  • Sandra Viviana Amaya Vanegas Anesthesiology and Resuscitation, Universidad Industrial de Santander. Bucaramanga, Colombia.
  • Ómar Fernando Gomezese Ribero a. Anesthesiology and Resuscitation, Universidad Industrial de Santander. Bucaramanga, Colombia. b. Pain Clinic, Fundación Cardiovascular de Colombia. Floridablanca, Colombia.
Keywords: Palliative care, Hospice care, Airway extubation, Life support care, Right to die

Abstract

Life support withdrawal can be a challenging decision, but it should be considered as an option when death is inevitable or recovery to an acceptable quality of life is not possible. The process is beset by obstacles that must be overcome to finally offer patients comfort and a peaceful death.In this article, we offer a series of tools that seek to solve the challenges of palliative extubation, as well as a protocol that could facilitate the decision to withdraw life support, making palliative extubation an alternative to consider instead of artificially prolonging life at the expense of unacceptable human and economic costs.

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Amaya Vanegas SV, Gomezese Ribero Ómar F. Palliative extubation: obstacles, challenges and solutions. Colomb. J. Anesthesiol. [Internet]. 2021Apr.29 [cited 2021Sep.27];49(4). Available from: https://www.revcolanest.com.co/index.php/rca/article/view/986

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2021-04-29
How to Cite
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Amaya Vanegas SV, Gomezese Ribero Ómar F. Palliative extubation: obstacles, challenges and solutions. Colomb. J. Anesthesiol. [Internet]. 2021Apr.29 [cited 2021Sep.27];49(4). Available from: https://www.revcolanest.com.co/index.php/rca/article/view/986
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