Study aims to understand views regarding use of clinical criteria (i.e. triggers) for specialist palliative care consultation in the ICU.

In an article published in the Journal of Critical Care, Komal Patel, Murali, PhD, RN, ACNP-BC, outlined the benefits of palliative care for patients in the ICU, explaining barriers to integration, which results in its underutlization. Knowing that a way to improve integration is through triggers, the authors sought to understand clinicians' views regarding triggers, via a secondary analysis of qualitative data. They identified five major themes and considerations for implementing triggers for palliative care consultation in the ICU.

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