KARIN KIRCHHOFF

Summary

Affiliation: University of Wisconsin
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint The vortex: families' experiences with death in the intensive care unit
    Karin T Kirchhoff
    University of Utah College of Nursing, Salt Lake City, USA
    Am J Crit Care 11:200-9. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint Providing a "good death": critical care nurses' suggestions for improving end-of-life care
    Renea L Beckstrand
    College of Nursing, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, USA
    Am J Crit Care 15:38-45; quiz 46. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint Recruiting participants in end-of-life research
    Karin T Kirchhoff
    School of Nursing, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, Wisconsin 53792 2455, USA
    Am J Hosp Palliat Care 24:515-21. 2007
  4. pmc Effect of a disease-specific advance care planning intervention on end-of-life care
    Karin T Kirchhoff
    School of Nursing, University of Wisconsin at Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 60:946-50. 2012
  5. pmc Effect of a disease-specific planning intervention on surrogate understanding of patient goals for future medical treatment
    Karin T Kirchhoff
    School of Nursing, University of Wisconsin at Madison, Madison, WI, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 58:1233-40. 2010
  6. ncbi request reprint Family support at end of life
    Karin T Kirchhoff
    University of Wisconsin School of Nursing, K6 358 CSC 600 Highland Ave, Madison, WI 53792, USA
    AACN Adv Crit Care 18:426-35. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Analysis of end-of-life content in critical care nursing textbooks
    Karin T Kirchhoff
    University of Wisconsin School of Nursing, K6 358, Clinical Science Center, 600 Highland Avenue, Madison, WI 53792 2455, USA
    J Prof Nurs 19:372-81. 2003
  8. doi request reprint Current practices for withdrawal of life support in intensive care units
    Karin T Kirchhoff
    University of Wisconsin Madison School of Nursing, Madison, Wisconsin 53792, USA
    Am J Crit Care 19:532-41; quiz 542. 2010
  9. ncbi request reprint Preparing families of intensive care patients for withdrawal of life support: a pilot study
    Karin T Kirchhoff
    School of Nursing, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53792, USA
    Am J Crit Care 17:113-21; quiz 122. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Documentation on withdrawal of life support in adult patients in the intensive care unit
    Karin T Kirchhoff
    University of Wisconsin, School of Nursing, Madison, Wis, USA
    Am J Crit Care 13:328-34. 2004

Research Grants

  1. Patient-Centered Approach to Advance Care Planning
    KARIN KIRCHHOFF; Fiscal Year: 2006

Detail Information

Publications22

  1. ncbi request reprint The vortex: families' experiences with death in the intensive care unit
    Karin T Kirchhoff
    University of Utah College of Nursing, Salt Lake City, USA
    Am J Crit Care 11:200-9. 2002
    ..Lack of communication from healthcare providers contributes to the anxiety and distress reported by patients' families after a patient's death in the intensive care unit...
  2. ncbi request reprint Providing a "good death": critical care nurses' suggestions for improving end-of-life care
    Renea L Beckstrand
    College of Nursing, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, USA
    Am J Crit Care 15:38-45; quiz 46. 2006
    ..Providing appropriate end-of-life care has become a primary concern of nurses and the public. The highly technological critical care environment may not facilitate such care...
  3. ncbi request reprint Recruiting participants in end-of-life research
    Karin T Kirchhoff
    School of Nursing, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, Wisconsin 53792 2455, USA
    Am J Hosp Palliat Care 24:515-21. 2007
    ..A researcher who is forewarned about higher-than-usual rates for lack of contact, refusals, and no-shows in end-of-life research can plan appropriately for the time and effort needed during the recruitment phase of the study...
  4. pmc Effect of a disease-specific advance care planning intervention on end-of-life care
    Karin T Kirchhoff
    School of Nursing, University of Wisconsin at Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 60:946-50. 2012
    ..To compare patient preferences for end-of-life care with care received at the end of life...
  5. pmc Effect of a disease-specific planning intervention on surrogate understanding of patient goals for future medical treatment
    Karin T Kirchhoff
    School of Nursing, University of Wisconsin at Madison, Madison, WI, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 58:1233-40. 2010
    ..To determine whether a disease-specific planning process can improve surrogate understanding of goals of patients with life-limiting illnesses for future medical treatments...
  6. ncbi request reprint Family support at end of life
    Karin T Kirchhoff
    University of Wisconsin School of Nursing, K6 358 CSC 600 Highland Ave, Madison, WI 53792, USA
    AACN Adv Crit Care 18:426-35. 2007
    ..Topics addressed are decision making, spiritual and cultural support, emotional and practical support of families, including visitation and family preparation for death, and continuity of care...
  7. ncbi request reprint Analysis of end-of-life content in critical care nursing textbooks
    Karin T Kirchhoff
    University of Wisconsin School of Nursing, K6 358, Clinical Science Center, 600 Highland Avenue, Madison, WI 53792 2455, USA
    J Prof Nurs 19:372-81. 2003
    ..None of the textbooks had end-of-life content in all the content areas used for the analysis. Three textbooks did not contain any end-of-life content...
  8. doi request reprint Current practices for withdrawal of life support in intensive care units
    Karin T Kirchhoff
    University of Wisconsin Madison School of Nursing, Madison, Wisconsin 53792, USA
    Am J Crit Care 19:532-41; quiz 542. 2010
    ..Nurses are present at the bedside of patients undergoing withdrawal of life support more often than any other member of the health care team, yet most publications on this topic are directed at physicians...
  9. ncbi request reprint Preparing families of intensive care patients for withdrawal of life support: a pilot study
    Karin T Kirchhoff
    School of Nursing, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53792, USA
    Am J Crit Care 17:113-21; quiz 122. 2008
    ..Most deaths in intensive care occur after withdrawal of life support. Although preparation of patients' families is recommended, the specific information required has not been theoretically developed or tested...
  10. ncbi request reprint Documentation on withdrawal of life support in adult patients in the intensive care unit
    Karin T Kirchhoff
    University of Wisconsin, School of Nursing, Madison, Wis, USA
    Am J Crit Care 13:328-34. 2004
    ..Chart reviews of this process could be used not only to assess the quality of documentation but also to provide information for quality improvement and research...
  11. pmc Materials to prepare hospice families for dying in the home
    Karen A Kehl
    School of Nursing, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin 53792 2455, USA
    J Palliat Med 11:969-72. 2008
    ..1%), surge of energy (11.8%) and mandibular breathing (5.9%). Hospice staff should know the content of the materials offered by their agency so they can verbally address the gaps between the written materials and family needs...
  12. ncbi request reprint Caring for the family of the critically ill patient
    Karin T Kirchhoff
    School of Nursing, Clinical Science Center K6 358, 600 Highland Avenue, Madison, WI 53792 2455, USA
    Crit Care Clin 20:453-66, ix-x. 2004
    ..Awareness of these conditions, providing support to the families, and allowing family access to the dying individual can assist with meeting the family's desire to see their family member have a peaceful death...
  13. ncbi request reprint ICU nurses' preparation of families for death of patients following withdrawal of ventilator support
    Karin T Kirchhoff
    University of Wisconsin, School of Nursing, Madison, WI 53792 2455, USA
    Appl Nurs Res 16:85-92. 2003
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  14. ncbi request reprint Promoting a peaceful death in the ICU
    Karin T Kirchhoff
    School of Nursing, University of Wisconsin, Madison 53792 2455, USA
    Crit Care Nurs Clin North Am 14:201-6. 2002
    ..Our ICUs need to develop supportive environments for those dying patients who stay in the unit. Quality improvement and ongoing evaluation will provide avenues of change for care of this special group of patients and families...
  15. ncbi request reprint State of the science of translational research: from demonstration projects to intervention testing
    Karin T Kirchhoff
    School of Nursing, University of Wisconsin, Madison 53792 2455, USA
    Worldviews Evid Based Nurs 1:S6-12. 2004
    ..The federal initiatives in translation research are described with a focus on the Translating Research Into Practice (TRIP) studies. The article closes with future directions...
  16. ncbi request reprint American Association of Critical-Care Nurses' national survey of facilities and units providing critical care
    Karin T Kirchhoff
    School of Nursing, University of Wisconsin Madison, USA
    Am J Crit Care 15:13-27. 2006
    ..Little information is available nationally about critical care units and nurses. What is known about nurses in hospitals is generally not broken down among all the specialties...
  17. ncbi request reprint Noninvasive positive pressure ventilation in critical and palliative care settings: understanding the goals of therapy
    J Randall Curtis
    Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
    Crit Care Med 35:932-9. 2007
    ..Therefore, the Society of Critical Care Medicine charged this Task Force with developing an approach for considering use of NPPV for patients who choose to forego endotracheal intubation...
  18. ncbi request reprint Intensive care unit quality improvement: a "how-to" guide for the interdisciplinary team
    J Randall Curtis
    University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Crit Care Med 34:211-8. 2006
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  19. ncbi request reprint A randomized, controlled trial to improve advance care planning among patients undergoing cardiac surgery
    Mi Kyung Song
    Department of Acute and Tertiary Care, University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15261, USA
    Med Care 43:1049-53. 2005
    ..Consequently, surgical patients and their families generally have insufficient knowledge to make plans in case of life-threatening complications...
  20. ncbi request reprint Providing end-of-life care to patients: critical care nurses' perceived obstacles and supportive behaviors
    Renea L Beckstrand
    Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, USA
    Am J Crit Care 14:395-403. 2005
    ..The process of dying in an intensive care unit is complicated, and research on specific obstacles that impede delivery of end-of-life care and/or supportive behaviors that help in delivery of end-of-life care is limited...
  21. ncbi request reprint Patient-centered advance care planning in special patient populations: a pilot study
    Linda A Briggs
    Advance Care Planning, Gundersen Lutheran Medical Foundation, 1836 1910 South Avenue, La Crosse, WI 54601, USA
    J Prof Nurs 20:47-58. 2004
    ..The PC-ACP interview can be effective in promoting shared decision-making between patients and their surrogates and in producing greater satisfaction with the process of decision-making and less decisional conflict...
  22. ncbi request reprint Patient-centered interventions
    Diane R Lauver
    University of Wisconsin Madison School of Nursing, 53792 2455, USA
    Res Nurs Health 25:246-55. 2002
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Research Grants4

  1. Patient-Centered Approach to Advance Care Planning
    KARIN KIRCHHOFF; Fiscal Year: 2006
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