The ‘placement’ of people with profound impairments across the lifespan: re-thinking age criteria
BMC Medicine 2014, 12:83 (21 May 2014)
Children with severe impairments in institutionalized care are discharged to adult facilities based on age; Barbara Gibson and colleagues argue the needs of individuals and their families should be considered to improve their quality of life.
Development and evaluation of the feasibility and effects on staff, patients, and families of a new tool, the Psychosocial Assessment and Communication Evaluation (PACE), to improve communication and palliative care in intensive care and during clinical uncertainty
BMC Medicine 2013, 11:213 (1 October 2013)
A new tool, Psychosocial Assessment and Communication Evaluation (PACE), shows promising results in improving communication and palliative care for both patients and their families during clinical uncertainty in intensive care units (ICU).