Interdisciplinary model for palliative care in the trauma and surgical intensive care unit: Robert Wood Johnson foundation demonstration project for improving palliative care in the intensive care unit

Anne C. Mosenthal, Patricia A. Murphy

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Abstract

Integrating palliative care into the surgical and trauma intensive care unit is challenging. The nature of surgical illness, practice patterns of surgeons and critical care nurses, and the culture of the intensive care unit all suggest that familiar models of palliative care do not apply in this setting. We describe a novel interdisciplinary model of palliative care in the surgical intensive care unit, which addresses communication, shared decision making, and pain and symptom management for all critically ill patients, regardless of prognosis. This communication-based model integrates new processes of care into existing surgical critical care practice so that palliative care can be provided in parallel with surgical care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S399-S403
JournalCritical care medicine
Volume34
Issue number11 SUPPL.
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

Keywords

  • Interdisciplinary model
  • Palliative care
  • Surgical intensive care unit

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