The Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) - Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School

Name:
Massachusetts General Hospital, Medical ICU Project: The Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU)

Description:
A pamphlet welcoming the patients and families to the ICU, describing services available and answering frequently asked questions.

Category:
Educational Tools - Patient/Family Education

Source:
Massachusetts General Hospital
Palliative Care Services
55 Fruit Street
Boston MA 02114
www.massgeneral.org

Contact:
J. Andrew Billings, M.D.
jbillings@partners.org

How the grantee used this instrument:
This pamphlet contains a wealth of easily accessed information for families and patients entering the ICU and perhaps facing end-of-life questions. The practical help available for common problems (parking and child care), as well as a description of services provided, methods of communication, ways to seek help, provide relief during a time of stress.

Keywords:
family information, caregiver information, patient information, caregivers, family members

To use this tool:
Please contact Massachusetts General Hospital for permission to use this tool.

References:
Developed specifically for this project by the project team.

To view this tool:

The Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) - 3 page PDF
(Viewing PDF files requires downloading and installation of the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.)

Posted: July 2006

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Promoting Excellence in End-of-Life Care was a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation dedicated to long-term changes in health care institutions to substantially improve care for dying people and their families.

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