Structured Family Meetings - Dealing with Conflict - Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School

Name:
Massachusetts General Hospital, Medical ICU Project: Structured Family Meetings - Dealing with Conflict

Description:
A ten-point outline on structuring difficult family meetings when the patient is in the ICU and the family is considering palliative care.

Category:
Educational - Clinician 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:
A how-to guide for clinicians facing difficult family meetings. A ten-step outline for planning and conducting a successful meeting for all attending.

Keywords:
meeting management, clinical information, family members, caregivers, care planning

To use this tool:
This tool is copyrighted. Please contact Massachusetts General Hospital for permission to re-print this tool.

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

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Posted: July 2006

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