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ICU Patients’ Outcomes Improve When Hospital Staff Also Pay Attention to Families of the Sick

For decades, hospital intensive-care units focused on facilitating the care provided by doctors and nurses to the gravely ill, while access was limited for patients’ families, partly so they wouldn’t get in the way. That’s beginning to change under a new approach known in medical circles as “family-centered care” that’s gaining traction in ICUs as hospitals look for ways to improve care and cut costs. With comments from our Renee Boss

Source: Bioethics Bulletin by the Berman Institute of Bioethics.

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