End-of-life care is an approach to a terminally ill patient that shifts the focus of care to symptom control, comfort, dignity, quality of life, and quality of dying rather than treatments aimed at cure or prolongation of life.

A detailed description of the concept of the end of life care and as well how to deal with end-of-life situations are discussed in the podcast.


Julie BENBENISHTY. Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem (IL). Head of the European critical care doctoral educated nurses group.

Ahmed ZAHER. Oxford University Hospitals (UK). NEXT Committee member, ESICM.

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