Communication and end-of-life care in the intensive care unit: patient, family, and clinician outcomes.

@article{Boyle2005CommunicationAE,
  title={Communication and end-of-life care in the intensive care unit: patient, family, and clinician outcomes.},
  author={Diane K. Boyle and Peggy A Miller and Sarah A Forbes-Thompson},
  journal={Critical care nursing quarterly},
  year={2005},
  volume={28 4},
  pages={302-16}
}
Even though good communication among clinicians, patients, and family members is identified as the most important factor in end-of-life care in ICUs, it is the least accomplished. According to accumulated evidence, communication about end-of-life decisions in ICUs is difficult and flawed. Poor communication leaves clinicians and family members stressed and dissatisfied, as well as patients' wishes neglected. Conflict and anger both among clinicians and between clinicians and family members also… CONTINUE READING
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