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#FGDebate: The Role of Critical Care in Cirrhosis: Futility vs Opportunity?

7 Apr, 17 | by Kelly Horwood, BMJ

The Role of Critical Care in Cirrhosis: Futility vs Opportunity?

Date: Tuesday 11th April
Time: 8-9pm GMT
Guest: Dr Philip Berry @philabery


Philip Berry is a consultant hepatologist at Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London. His interests include the management of decompensated cirrhosis and approaches to ethical dilemmas on the ward. He writes a regular blog on medical ethics and the psychology of doctors.





  • Identifying which patients will benefit from escalation to ICU
  • The place of early palliative care in hepatology
  • ‘Rescue’ situations
  • Alcohol dependence and its influence on medical decision making
  • Futility thresholds on ICU



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