A Community of Exceptional Nurses
Massachusetts General Hospital, Medical ICU Project: Guide to ICU Family Meetings
Laminated pocket card for clinicians to be used as a quick reference guide to family
meetings and communication points when meeting with families of ICU patients.
Educational - Clinician Education
Massachusetts General Hospital
Palliative Care Services
55 Fruit Street
Boston MA 02114
J. Andrew Billings, M.D.
How the grantee used this instrument:
An easily accessed guide for clinicians and care team members when arranging meetings
with families who are facing end-of-life care of a loved one in the ICU.
meeting management, clinical information, family members, caregivers, grief and
bereavement, quality of life, spiritual, patient/family education, communication
To use this tool:
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Developed specifically for this project by the project team.
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Posted: July 2006
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