Conversations in end-of-life care: communication tools for critical care practitioners.

  title={Conversations in end-of-life care: communication tools for critical care practitioners.},
  author={Sarah E. Shannon and Tracy Long-Sutehall and Maureen Coombs},
  journal={Nursing in critical care},
  volume={16 3},
BACKGROUND Communication skills are the key for quality end-of-life care including in the critical care setting. While learning general, transferable communication skills, such as therapeutic listening, has been common in nursing education, learning specific communication tools, such as breaking bad news, has been the norm for medical education. Critical care nurses may also benefit from learning communication tools that are more specific to end-of-life care. STRATEGY We conducted a 90-min… CONTINUE READING


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