Defining a “Good Death” in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

Author(s): Elizabeth G. Broden, BSN, RN, Janet Deatrick, PhD, RN, Connie Ulrich, PhD, RN, and Martha A.Q. Curley, PhD, RN

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP B 1.00

Expires Mar 31, 2024

Topics: Palliative/End-of-life Care

Population: Pediatric

Role: Manager, APRN, Staff

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

Required reading for all learners: Implicit Bias impacts patient outcomes

This article describes a conceptual model of parents’ perceptions of “Good Death in the PICU” and implications for nursing practice.


  • Describe nursing care that contributes to a parent’s perception of a “good death” in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU).
  • Apply the model of a “good death in the PICU” to clinical nursing practice.
  • Identify how the “good death in the PICU” model may affect nursing education and training for new PICU staff.

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Learners must attend/view/read the entire activity and complete the associated evaluation to be awarded the contact hours or CERP. No partial credit will be awarded.


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