In their own words: patients and families define high-quality palliative care in the intensive care unit.

@article{Nelson2010InTO,
  title={In their own words: patients and families define high-quality palliative care in the intensive care unit.},
  author={Judith Eve Nelson and Kathleen A Puntillo and Peter J. Pronovost and A. Sarah Walker and Jennifer L. McAdam and Debra Ilaoa and Joan Penrod},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={38 3},
  pages={808-18}
}
OBJECTIVE Although the majority of hospital deaths occur in the intensive care unit and virtually all critically ill patients and their families have palliative needs, we know little about how patients and families, the most important "stakeholders," define high-quality intensive care unit palliative care. We conducted this study to obtain their views on important domains of this care. DESIGN Qualitative study using focus groups facilitated by a single physician. SETTING A 20-bed general… CONTINUE READING
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