Susan Barbour

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CONTEXT Successful and sustained integration of palliative care into the intensive care unit (ICU) requires the active engagement of bedside nurses. OBJECTIVES To describe the perspectives of ICU bedside nurses on their involvement in palliative care communication. METHODS A survey was designed, based on prior work, to assess nurses' perspectives on(More)
BACKGROUND Integrating palliative care into intensive care units (ICUs) requires involvement of bedside nurses, who report inadequate education in palliative care. OBJECTIVE To implement and evaluate a palliative care professional development program for ICU bedside nurses. METHODS From May 2013 to January 2015, palliative care advanced practice nurses(More)
OBJECTIVES To describe the development, launch, implementation, and outcomes of a unique multisite collaborative (ie, IMPACT-ICU [Integrating Multidisciplinary Palliative Care into the ICU]) to teach ICU nurses communication skills specific to palliative care. To identify options for collaboration between oncology and critical care nurses when integrating(More)
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