The intensive care unit family meeting: making it happen.

@article{Gay2009TheIC,
  title={The intensive care unit family meeting: making it happen.},
  author={Elizabeth B Gay and Peter J. Pronovost and Rick D Bassett and Judith E. Nelson},
  journal={Journal of critical care},
  year={2009},
  volume={24 4},
  pages={
          629.e1-12
        }
}
The intensive care unit (ICU) family meeting is an important forum for discussion about the patient's condition, prognosis, and care preferences; for listening to the family's concerns; and for decision making about appropriate goals of treatment. For patients, families, clinicians, and health care systems, the benefits of early and effective communication through these meetings have been clearly established. Yet, evidence suggests that family meetings still fail to occur in a timely way for… CONTINUE READING

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