Table 6

Median Likert Agreement Scores ----- Final Delphi Round

Intensivist

Coroner

Validation


Palliative Care in ICU:

7 (5 – 7)a

7 (5 – 7)

6 (3 – 7)

Goals of Palliative Care:

7 (6 – 7)

6 (5 – 7)

7 (4 – 7)

Difficulties in Assessment:

7 (6 – 7)

7 (4 – 7)

6 (5 – 7)

Relief of Pain & Suffering:

7 (4 – 7)

7 (6 – 7)

7 (6 – 7)

Initial Dose:

7 (4 – 7)

7 (6 – 7)

6.25 (5 – 7)

Titration:

7 (6 – 7)

7 (5 – 7)

5.25 (4 – 7)

Maximal Dose:

7 (2 – 7)

7 (5 – 7)

6.5 (4 – 7)

Timing of Administration:

7 (6 – 7)

7 (5 – 7)

6 (4 – 7)

Special Situations:

7 (3 – 7)

7 (5 – 7)

6 (2 – 7)

Terminal Sedation:

7 (4 – 7)

7 (4 – 7)

6 (5 – 7)

Intent:

7 (4 – 7)

7 (6 – 7)

6 (3 – 7)

Double Effect:

7 (6 – 7)

7

7 (5 – 7)

Palliative Care vs. Euthanasia:

7 (4 – 7)

7

6 (4 – 7)

Improvement of Palliation:

7 (5 – 7)

6 (5 – 7)

6 (5 – 7)

Support for Staff:

7 (5 – 7)

7 (5 – 7)

6 (5 – 7)

Palliative Care Consult:

7 (2 – 7)

7 (5 – 7)

5.5 (3 – 7)


a values in () indicate range of Likert scores

Hawryluck et al. BMC Medical Ethics 2002 3:3   doi:10.1186/1472-6939-3-3

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