Palliative care program falls short of hopes

October 2010
Hospice Management Advisor;Oct2010, Vol. 15 Issue 10, p115
The article discusses a study which suggests that there may be no one-size-fits-all strategy to improve end-of-life care in an intensive care unit (ICU). It states that the study demonstrated that an approach developed to enhance doctor-patient communication and total contentment of families whose relatives died in ICU was unsuccessful. J. Randall Curtis, who led the study, says that they were surprised that the study was negative and that it is so hard to change critical care practitioners.


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