Implementing a palliative approach in the intensive care unit: An oxymoron or a realistic possibility?

Fakhri Athari, Patricia M. Davidson, Ken M. Hillman, Jane Phillips

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Abstract

Providing a palliative approach in an ICU is not an oxymoron and is within our reach today. Implementing a palliative approach will better ensure the needs of older patients and their families are met. Investing in developing the palliative care capabilities of ICUs and implementing appropriate policies that support the delivery of best evidence-based palliative care, will help ICU clinicians move seamlessly from implementing intensive therapies focusing on cure to palliation and relief of symptoms and care of families.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)163-165
Number of pages3
JournalInternational journal of palliative nursing
Volume22
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Advanced and Specialized Nursing

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