Implementation of Palliative Care ICU Guidelines and Procedures: A Quality Improvement Initiative Following Investigation of Alleged Euthanasia

Author(s)W.G.Kuschner, D.A.Gruenewald, N.Clum et. al
Urlhttp://journal.publications.chestnet.org/data/Jour...
PublisherChest Journal, American College of Chest Physicians
Year2009
Description

Implementation of Palliative Care ICU Guidelines and Procedures: A Quality Improvement Initiative Following Investigation of Alleged Euthanasia describes an initiative to address the improvement of end-of-life care in ICU through improved communication and understanding of palliative care practice. This initiative includes guidelines for comfort care in ICU, a physician order set, a physician note template and education of staff.


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