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Author: Michelle M Milic (4)


Sep
2017

Integrating palliative care into intensive care units (ICUs) requires involvement of bedside nurses, who report inadequate education in palliative care.
To implement and evaluate a palliative care professional development program for ICU bedside nurses.
From May 2013 to January 2015, palliative care advanced practice nurses and nurse educators in 5 academic medical centers completed a 3-day train-the-trainer program followed by 2 years of mentoring to implement the initiative.

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Jun
2017

This paper presents an exploratory case study of clinician-patient communications in a specific clinical environment. It describes how intensive care unit (ICU) clinicians' technical and social categorizations of patients and families shape the flow of communication in these acute care settings. Drawing on evidence from a year-long ethnographic study of four ICUs, we develop a typology of patients and families as viewed by the clinicians who care for them.

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Jul
2015

Integrating palliative care into intensive care requires active involvement of bedside nurses in discussions of patients' prognosis and goals of care.
To improve critical care nurses' skills and confidence to engage in discussions with patients' families and physicians about prognosis and goals of care by using a focused educational intervention.
An 8-hour-long workshop was developed for critical care nurses.

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Aug
2015

Pulmonary rehabilitation programs document outcomes to prepare for program certification, to demonstrate the value of the program to upper management, and to provide feedback to pulmonary rehabilitation staff regarding the efficacy of the program. The overall goal of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of using non-research-generated clinical data to report long-term outcomes following a pulmonary rehabilitation program.
Using a longitudinal descriptive design, all subjects who completed pulmonary rehabilitation at one community-based pulmonary rehabilitation program in the San Francisco Bay Area were asked to complete a 6-month and subsequent yearly questionnaires.

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