RRTs are responsible for attending to needs of colleagues as well as those of patients and families. The prevalence of professional caregivers’ concerns about appropriateness of care for critically ill patients in ICUs is substantial.47 Most commonly, care is perceived to be inappropriate when seen as excessive relative to the prognosis, that is, unlikely to benefit the patient or to be more burdensome than beneficial.47 Perceptions of inappropriateness also arise with concern about unrelieved symptoms and insufficient communication for informed decision-making by families.48 Family demands for care that clinicians consider futile create significant stress.49 Often wishing to forego life-supporting therapies when patients or families wish to pursue them, clinicians may need support in understanding these differences and developing strategies to influence communication and decision-making.50 Conversely, clinicians are at times concerned that potentially beneficial treatments are prematurely withheld or withdrawn. For staff feeling compelled by external factors to implement a care plan they perceive as inappropriate, the result may be moral distress, which is described not only in nurses but also among physicians, respiratory therapists, and members of other disciplines.51,52 Staff caring for critically ill patients may also experience work-related emotional distress including burnout, depression, and posttraumatic stress disorder,47,53-55 especially when routinely exposed to death and suffering perceived as preventable. RRTs with the requisite knowledge and skill, and sensitivity to the needs of staff, can help address these forms of distress. By striving to respond with a care plan based on realistic treatment goals and patient preferences, taking immediate steps to relieve patient suffering, and conveying both information and empathy to patients and families, the team will allay some of the concerns troubling their colleagues. In addition, staff can be directly supported by openly acknowledging the psychologic impact of caring for patients with high rates of mortality or long-term impairments and pausing at least briefly to recognize the loss of a patient who died either despite a maximal resuscitative effort or after a decision to limit life-prolonging therapy. The RRT can also take the lead in conducting a short debriefing session with those involved in a rapid response, not only addressing the technical aspects of the response but discussing the impact of these events on clinicians.