The Grenvik Family Award for Ethics Award honors a Society of Critical Care Medicine member who has promoted the ethical and humane delivery of critical care. The award was established in memory of Dr. Christer Grenvik, who died very early in his medical career. During his last two years of life, Christer Grenvik became deeply religious and concerned with the critically and terminally ill patient's autonomy when deciding on choice of treatment. He became particularly interested in the ethical problems in these situations and compassionate care of patients in the terminal stage. The Grenvik Family Award for Ethics Award memorializes Christer Grenvik's great concern for these issues.
The recipient receives $1,000 and complimentary registration to attend the Critical Care Congress.
Candidates are nominated for the award by an SCCM member or members of the award subcommittee. To be eligible, nominees must have made a significant contribution to addressing an ethical problem in critical care; be an SCCM member in good standing; and have demonstrated commitment to SCCM through involvement in SCCM committees or other SCCM activities at the local, regional, national, or international level.
For complete program guidelines and nomination instructions, see the Society of Critical Care Medicine website.