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News: NIHR Research for Patient Benefit funded research discovers new way to improve communication and care for patients and families at times of clinical uncertainty

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NIHR Research for Patient Benefit funded research discovers new way to improve communication and care for patients and families at times of clinical uncertainty 

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NIHR Research for Patient Benefit funded research discovers new way to improve communication and care for patients and families at times of clinical uncertainty 

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Researchers from a team at the Cicely Saunders Institute, King’s College London, and Intensive Care Specialists and Palliative Care Specialists at King’s College Hospital have discovered and tested a new way to improve care and communication for patients and their families in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).   The research published today in open access journal BMC Medicine is the result of a three year study to develop and test ways to improve communication and support in Intensive Care.

The study, which was funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Research for Patient Benefit Programme, has developed a simple tool called PACE – which stands for Psychosocial Assessment and Communication Evaluation.

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03/10/2013 

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03/01/2014 

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Created at 03/10/2013 10:57  by Vaishali Patel 
Last modified at 03/10/2013 10:57  by Vaishali Patel