Affiliation: University of Wisconsin
- The vortex: families' experiences with death in the intensive care unitKarin 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...
- Providing a "good death": critical care nurses' suggestions for improving end-of-life careRenea 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...
- Recruiting participants in end-of-life researchKarin 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...
- Effect of a disease-specific advance care planning intervention on end-of-life careKarin 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...
- Effect of a disease-specific planning intervention on surrogate understanding of patient goals for future medical treatmentKarin 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...
- Family support at end of lifeKarin 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...
- Analysis of end-of-life content in critical care nursing textbooksKarin 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...
- Current practices for withdrawal of life support in intensive care unitsKarin 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...
- Preparing families of intensive care patients for withdrawal of life support: a pilot studyKarin 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...
- Documentation on withdrawal of life support in adult patients in the intensive care unitKarin 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...
- Materials to prepare hospice families for dying in the homeKaren 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...
- Caring for the family of the critically ill patientKarin 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...
- ICU nurses' preparation of families for death of patients following withdrawal of ventilator supportKarin T Kirchhoff
University of Wisconsin, School of Nursing, Madison, WI 53792 2455, USA
Appl Nurs Res 16:85-92. 2003....
- Promoting a peaceful death in the ICUKarin 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...
- State of the science of translational research: from demonstration projects to intervention testingKarin 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...
- American Association of Critical-Care Nurses' national survey of facilities and units providing critical careKarin 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...
- Noninvasive positive pressure ventilation in critical and palliative care settings: understanding the goals of therapyJ 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...
- Intensive care unit quality improvement: a "how-to" guide for the interdisciplinary teamJ Randall Curtis
University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
Crit Care Med 34:211-8. 2006....
- A randomized, controlled trial to improve advance care planning among patients undergoing cardiac surgeryMi 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...
- Providing end-of-life care to patients: critical care nurses' perceived obstacles and supportive behaviorsRenea 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...
- Patient-centered advance care planning in special patient populations: a pilot studyLinda 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...
- Patient-centered interventionsDiane R Lauver
University of Wisconsin Madison School of Nursing, 53792 2455, USA
Res Nurs Health 25:246-55. 2002....