Thank you to all of those that took part in the November BACCN Twitter Chat. Since our last Twitter Chat we've been sharing the ongoing conversation with regards End Of Life Care across the health care spectrum with many sharing their views, experiences and other discussions that's been had with regards this very important topic from across the world. We were very fortunate to have Dr Natalie Pattison (Royal Marsden) present to lead our discussion about what role ICU nurses play in End of Life care within ICU.
Many of you agreed that End of Life Care should be person & family centred, culturally sensitive and spiritually appropriate and the use of simulation based training are also increasingly being used to hone this vital skill set, especially with regards to "breaking bad news and DNACPR" conversations.
One or two of the participants describe a conflict situation and or being put under pressure to discharge a patient who are "end of life" out of ICU, in order to admit another patient.
Many units have bereavement follow-up services, although funding for these type of services remains a big issue for many of us.
Click HERE for the Twitter Chat Story
Our next BACCN Twitter Chat will take place on the 6th of December when we discuss the role of ACCPs and Critical Care role development #ACCP.
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