de-escalation

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de-es·ca·late

or de·es·ca·late (dē-ĕs′kə-lāt′)
v. de-es·ca·lat·ed, de-es·ca·lat·ing, de-es·ca·lates or de·es·ca·lat·ed or de·es·ca·lat·ing or de·es·ca·lates
v.tr.
To decrease the size, scope, or intensity of (a war, for example).
v.intr.
To decrease or diminish in size, scope, or intensity: The birth rate has begun to de-escalate.

de-es′ca·la′tion n.
de-es′ca·la·tor′y (-lə-tôr′ē) adj.
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Noun1.de-escalation - (war) a reduction in intensity (of a crisis or a war)
reduction, step-down, diminution, decrease - the act of decreasing or reducing something
war, warfare - the waging of armed conflict against an enemy; "thousands of people were killed in the war"
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Translations

de-escalation

[diːˌeskəˈleɪʃən] N (Mil, Pol) → freno m a la escalada
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de-escalation

nDeeskalation f
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References in periodicals archive ?
In deciding whether or not to withdraw life support machine, the judges held that withdrawal of life support does not cause a patient's death rather it allows the patient to die and it is the disease that causes the death of the patient and not the physician who withdraws the life support machine.
In addition, other information, such as the length of stay in days before evaluation by the palliative service, the number of meetings with the palliative service while admitted to the ICU, the total length of stay (in days) in the ICU, the withdrawal of life support while in the ICU (if applicable), and the time elapsed between the withdrawal of life support and death (if applicable), as well, was gathered.
"By removing medical services that are keeping a patient alive, withdrawal of life support impacts patient autonomy in the most fundamental way," McLachlin wrote.
The Court held that the consent regime imposed by the Ontario Health Care Consent Act applies and requires physicians to seek consent to the withdrawal of life support treatment.
Given the breadth of the definition of "treatment" under the HCCA, and how close the administration of palliative care was linked to the withdrawal of life support, it was found that for the purposes of the HCCA, the withdrawal of treatment did constitute "treatment" and consent was required.
In 1981, the Study of Ethical Problems in Medicine and Biomedical and Behavioural Research, Defining Death, confirmed the appropriateness of the existing practice that allows withdrawal of Life Support from patients with absent brainstem functions as defined by the 1968 Harvard brain death criteria.7 In a recently completed survey in Japan, the topic under scrutiny was the "knowledge and attitude of undergraduates regarding brain stem death and withdrawal of life support".
One such question is whether a patient "living" in a medically futile condition, who has sought the withdrawal of life support and donation of his or her organs can be declared legally dead--or, in this situation, can the law deem the administration of death hastening drugs acceptable--for the purpose of ensuring the viability of his or her procured organs for the future organ recipient?
Current practices for withdrawal of life support in intensive care units.
The withholding and withdrawal of life support were considered medical decisions after a DNR status was established.
This decision on withdrawal of life support systems can only be made after review by medical experts and the high court.
This allows the withdrawal of life support from patients in a permanently- vegetative state ( PVS) after prior approval from high courts.
Kossoff, "Withdrawal of Life Support in the Neurological Intensive Care Unit," Neurology 52, no.