The ASHA Leader – Stopping the ‘Conveyor Belt’ of Overly Mechanized Dying

2018-09-10T21:24:55+00:00 September 10th, 2018|

Jessica Zitter wants medical teams caring for critically ill patients to learn from Toyota: At the company’s car manufacturing plants, anyone who works on the assembly line can stop the conveyor belt if they sense something is amiss.

A pulmonary and critical care physician at Highland Hospital in Oakland, California, Zitter thinks that any member of a medical team should be able to stop the “end-of-life conveyor belt,” in which mechanization and protocol override patient and family preferences and collaborative decision-making.(…) Read Full Publication Here