Integrating palliative care in the surgical and trauma intensive care unit: a report from the Improving Palliative Care in the Intensive Care Unit (IPAL-ICU) Project Advisory Board and the Center to Advance Palliative Care.

@article{Mosenthal2012IntegratingPC,
  title={Integrating palliative care in the surgical and trauma intensive care unit: a report from the Improving Palliative Care in the Intensive Care Unit (IPAL-ICU) Project Advisory Board and the Center to Advance Palliative Care.},
  author={Anne Charlotte Mosenthal and David E. Weissman and J. R. Curtis and Ross M. Hays and Dana R Lustbader and Colleen M Mulkerin and Kathleen A Puntillo and Daniel A. Ray and Rick D Bassett and Renee D Boss and Karen J. Brasel and Margaret L Campbell and Judith Eve Nelson},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={40 4},
  pages={1199-206}
}
OBJECTIVE Although successful models for palliative care delivery and quality improvement in the intensive care unit have been described, their applicability in surgical intensive care unit settings has not been fully addressed. We undertook to define specific challenges, strategies, and solutions for integration of palliative care in the surgical intensive care unit. DATA SOURCES We searched the MEDLINE database from inception to May 2011 for all English language articles using the term… CONTINUE READING
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