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Table 5 Major end-of-life guidelines in ICU setting in Japan

From: End-of-life considerations in the ICU in Japan: ethical and legal perspectives

Date of issue Society Pattern Contents
August 2006 The Japanese Society of Intensive Care Medicine Acute: critical care Nature of terminal care of critically ill patients in intensive care
May 2007 The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare General Decision-making process of end-of-life care
November 2007 The Japanese Association for Acute Medicine Acute: emergency End-of-life care in the setting of emergency medicine
2010 The Japanese Circulation Society Chronic: cardiac Statement for end-stage cardiovascular care