Research: Intensive care nurse perceptions of family-centred end-of-life care and quality of dying

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Intensive care nurses are invited to take part in this research project investigating intensive care nurse perceptions of the quality of dying of patients who died receiving palliative care and their perceptions of whether this care met the needs of the patient’s families. This study will produce an assessment of family-centred end of life care in an Australian ICU setting, an area where there is currently limited data.

If you work in intensive care and recently cared for a patient 18 years or older who died receiving palliative care after a minimum ICU stay of 48 hours, you can take part in this project. If you decide to take part, you will be asked to complete a questionnaire asking about this patient. Completing the questionnaire will take approximately 10-15 minutes.

The study is being conducted by Professor Jeffrey Braithwaite and Mr Luke Testa at the Australian Institute of Health Innovation and Macquarie University. If you have any queries regarding the questionnaire, Professor Braithwaite can be contacted by email:  jeffrey.braithwaite@mq.edu.au or phone: 02 9850 2401, and Mr Testa can be contacted by email: luke.testa@mq.edu.au or phone: 02 9850 2448.

You can complete the questionnaire here.

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