TITLE

A communication strategy and brochure reduced the burden of bereavement on relatives of patients dying in the intensive care unit: COMMENTARY

AUTHOR(S)
Cook, Deborah; Rocker, Graeme
PUB. DATE
May 2007
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;May/Jun2007, Vol. 146 Issue 3, p69
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The author comments on a study which examines whether communication strategy and brochures could lessen the burden of bereavement of relatives of patients who are dying in the intensive care unit. He explains that in other fields, the dissemination of written material is not as effective as active strategies in improving the processes of care. He claims that the study opens a new phase of research in which end-of-life interventions will be analyzed in randomized trials.
ACCESSION #
25169116

 

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