October 27, 2021

New free webinar

Palliative and end-of-life approaches in the ICU, and respiratory support unit


We are delighted to announce this joint free webinar, which will tackle different aspects of end-of-life care.

For ‘terminal’ patients not admitted to the ICU, the palliation of ARF symptoms should be one of the “must” for physicians facing the dilemma of end-of-life decisions. In the ICUs, interprofessional teams can decide to forgo life-sustaining therapies.

The overall incidence of these practices varies widely from centre to centre. As a result, meeting the needs of patients and their families has become a significant challenge.


Upon attendance of this webinar, you will understand more about:

• the goal of non-invasive ventilation (NIV) as a palliative tool
• the indications and contra-indications of NIV
• the variability in end-of-life decision across ICUs
• improving communication skills with both patients and family members
• involving the interprofessional team as a quality indicator for optimal decision-making.


Prof Stefano NAVA ~ Palliative non-invasive ventilation
Associate Editor, European Respiratory Review

Prof Élie Azoulay ~ Decision-making at the end of life
President-Elect, ESICM


Prof Anita SIMONDS. Past President, ERS

Prof Maurizio CECCONI. President, ESICM

Thanks to the collaboration of



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