Friday, November 20, 2015

Mnemonics to guide family communication in ICU

N = name the person while addressing
U = understanding their situation
R = respecting their values
S = supporting their emotions
E = exploring their concerns


Selph RB, Shiang J, Engelberg R, et al. Empathy and life support decisions in intensive care units. J Gen Intern Med 2008; 23:1311.

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