Practical guidance for evidence-based ICU family conferences.

@article{Curtis2008PracticalGF,
  title={Practical guidance for evidence-based ICU family conferences.},
  author={J. R. Curtis and Douglas B. White},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2008},
  volume={134 4},
  pages={835-43}
}
Because most critically ill patients lack decision-making capacity, physicians often ask family members to act as surrogates for the patient in discussions about the goals of care. Therefore, clinician-family communication is a central component of medical decision making in the ICU, and the quality of this communication has direct bearing on decisions made… CONTINUE READING