Journal of Pediatric Critical Care

P - ISSN : 2349-6592    |    E - ISSN : 2455-7099

Book Review
Year : 2019 | Volume : 6 | Issue : 3 | Page : 85 - 85

Bioethics in Pediatric ICU: Ethical Dilemmas Encountered in The Care of Critically ill Children

Kundan Mittal1, S. Manazir Ali2, Utkarsh Sharma3

1Senior Professor and in charge PICU and Respiratory Clinic, 2Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India. 3Professor, Dept of Pediatrics, Shri Guru Ram Rai Institute of Medical & Health Sciences, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India.

Correspondence Address:

Dr. Kundan Mittal, Senior Professor Pediatrics, Pt B D Sharma,
PGIMS, Rohtak Haryana, India,
Received :01-May-19/ Accepted: 14-May-19/Published Online:05-Jun-19

Source of Funding:None Conflict of Interest:None


Admission to PICU is a stressful state to parents and family. Poor communication and ethical issues understanding may result lot of legal complications. Ethics is being practiced in day to day practice and big concern in today’s time. Staff posted in intensive care units faces lot of ethical dilemmas daily. With the advancement of technology, having good quality care, organ donation and transplantation, end of life issues, legal concerns; lot of concerns are arising for family & hospital. With the advancement of technology and healthcare, morbidity is also increasing. The quality of life beyond ICU is also posing ethical issues. Lot of research is going on ethical and end of life care issues in children. Parents, paediatricians and institutions have concerns regarding ethical issues and situation becomes complex to decide on certain issues. This book contains eleven chapters highlighting various issues in pediatric critical care from epidemiology, foundation of pediatric critical care, shared decision making and end of life discussion, determining brain death, resource utilization, pediatric organ donation and transplantation to moral distress in PICU. This book has nicely discussed all issues arising in PICU. This book has nicely discussed all issues arising in PICU. Must read book.