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Table 2 Ten key points to improve family care in the ICU

From: Involvement of ICU families in decisions: fine-tuning the partnership

Ten key points
The nurse-physician liaison pair
Regular debriefing meetings attended by both physicians and nurses
Sharing decisions between physicians and nurses (decision-making meetings)
Moving from information to communication
Opening the ICU visiting hours
Informal and brief conversation with the family at ICU admission
Formal meeting on the third ICU day
The end-of-life conference
The ICU discharge visit
Evaluating information and communication practices and teaching communication skills to healthcare workers