Death and dying is an evident part of being admitted to the intensive care unit. However, too many times, the end-of-life conversations and palliative care team introduction are done when it is too late. The PICOT question is “In ICU patients (P), how does early palliative care involvement in the death and dying process (I) compared to later palliative care involvement in the death and dying process (C) affect positive patient outcomes (O) within the ICU hospital stay (T)?” The objective of this change project is to instill a sense of urgency in providing palliative consults upon admission as this is vital to each patient’s well-being.
Date of publication
MSN Capstone Project
Masters of Nursing Education
Cunningham, Grace, "Palliative Care in the ICU" (2022). MSN Capstone Projects. Paper 213.