Teaching palliative care in the intensive care unit: how to break the news.

@article{Seoane2012TeachingPC,
  title={Teaching palliative care in the intensive care unit: how to break the news.},
  author={Leonardo Seoane and Deborah A. Bourgeois and Christopher M. Blais and Robin B Rome and Hillary H Luminais and David E. Taylor},
  journal={The Ochsner journal},
  year={2012},
  volume={12 4},
  pages={
          312-7
        }
}
BACKGROUND Palliative care education is often lacking in graduate medical education curricula. Studies show that many physicians are uncomfortable discussing end-of-life issues with patients and providing palliative care to dying patients and their families. We used a case-based approach to improve resident confidence in delivering bad news, discussing poor prognoses, explaining the dying process, and providing palliative care in the intensive care unit. METHODS The medical intensive care… CONTINUE READING
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